Crataegus phaenopyrum. WASHINGTON THORN. Southeastern United States
ROSACEAE (Rose family)
There are handsome specimens on Santa Fe Avenue where it runs into Esplanada Way and at 680 Salvatierra Street. Squirrels are apt to make a mess in winter nibbling at the fruit.
Illustrations (links open new windows): leaves and ripening fruit, Lasuen Mall south of Braun MusicAdditions/Revisions:
Name derivation, genus | species: The Gk name from kratos (strength) referring to the hard wood |Related material: |