Biltmore Hawthorn
Family: Rosaceae

Genus and species: Crataegus intricata

Leaves: The leaves are about 1-3" (2.5-7.5cm) long and 1-2" (2.5-5cm) wide. (View Measured Leaf) They are elliptical, blunt at the ends, shallowly lobed and sharply toothed. They are green on top, paler and hairless beneath. The leafstalks often have gland dots on them. (View Leaves)

Bark: The bark is brownish gray, rough and scaly. (View Bark) The twigs are brown and hairless.

Fruit: The fruit is a green (red when ripe) berry, 0.5" (12mm) in diameter. It hangs from a stem and contains 3-5 nutlets.(View Fruit)

Tree: This is a smaller tree and usually grows to be 20' (6m) tall, has an open crown, as pictured to the left.

Range and Habitat: These trees are commonly found from Ontario east to New Hampshire, south to Georgia, west to Oklahoma and north to Michigan. They are usually found in moist soils and in open areas.

Biltmore Hawthorn Tree (Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, 9/29/02)
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