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Cockspurthorn - Crataegus crus-galli

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Species Description

Stace 4:

Crataegus crus-galli L. - Cockspurthorn.

Tree to 10m; spines 3-8cm, medium; leaves elliptic to obovate, doubly serrate, not lobed; fruits subglobose, about 10mm, red; (2n=51, 68). Neophyte-survivor; formerly much planted and still persistent in hedges in Britain North to North East Yorkshire, over-recorded for C. persimilis; East North America.


  • Styles and stones mostly (1)2-3
  • Leaves and inflorescences glabrous; stones without hollows on inner surfaces

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