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Crataegus pruinosa
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Scientific classification

Crataegus pruinosa is a species of hawthorn known by the common name frosted hawthorn. It is native to a wide area of the eastern United States and southern Canada, and is sometimes considered to be several species, rather than just one.

The pulp of the small fruits is edible.


The following varieties are recognized in the Flora of North America (2015):

  • C. pruinosa var. pruinosa, synonyms:
    • C. bracteata Sarg.
    • C. tumida Sarg.
  • C. pruinosa var. dissona (Sarg.) Eggl., synonyms:
    • C. dissona Sarg.
    • C. brachypoda Sarg.
    • C. disjuncta Sarg.
    • C. rigida Sarg.
  • C. pruinosa var. parvula (Sarg.) J.B.Phipps, synonyms:
    • C. parvula Sarg.
  • C. pruinosa var. rugosa (Ashe) Kruschke, synonyms:
    • C. rugosa Ashe
    • C. leiophylla Sarg.
    • C. mackenziei Sarg. ex Mackenzie
    • C. rubicundula Sarg.
    • C. seclusa Sarg.
    • C. seducta Sarg.
  • C. pruinosa var. virella (Ashe) Kruschke, synonyms:
    • C. virella Ashe
  • C. pruinosa var. magnifolia (Sarg.) J.B.Phipps, synonyms:
    • C. magnifolia Sarg.
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