Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of North Carolina
Plantae>Magnoliophyta>Magnoliopsida>Rosales>Rosaceae>Crataegus crus-galli L.
Cockspur Hawthorn is of our larger and more common hawthorns. The leaves are glossy above and firm.
Carroll Co., VA 5/16/10.
The thorns are quite long, like a cock's spur.
Carroll Co., VA 8/7/03.
The fruits are several per corymb; the calyx lobes are small and deciduous.
Ripe pomes. Note how long the thorn is!
Carroll Co., VA 9/24/06.
Cockspur has longer, more wicked thorns than most other hawthorns.
Carroll Co., VA 10/29/06.
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