Plant ID forum: Thorn Trees

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Name: Dara
Indiana (Zone 6a)
daraenodia
Dec 22, 2015 4:16 PM CST
I'm trying to gain some winter tree identification skills and am getting a bit confused on some thorn trees. I've uploaded some pictures, if anyone here has any tips on how to ID this tree. It has thorns on the trunk, but I found several of these and none had any seed pods so I don't think they are a locust. It look like there were a few old berries still on the trees, but its hard to say at this point in the year what they looked like in the summer. It doesn't look like other dawny hawthorns I've found, but the buds on the tips of the twigs look hawthorn-esque, with the little red bud, so maybe it is another kind of hawthorn? If location is helpful, I'm in Indiana.

Thanks!
Dara

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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Dec 22, 2015 5:13 PM CST
Sure looks like my hawthorn trees...
I will try to get some pics for you.
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Dec 22, 2015 5:14 PM CST
Welcome!

It certainly looks like Hawthorn. Check out those which are found in Indiana .. I think you will struggle!

http://luirig.altervista.org/floranam/crataegus.htm

Crataegus arborea...

http://swbiodiversity.org/seinet/taxa/index.php?taxon=79281

Crataegus calpodendron ..

http://luirig.altervista.org/schedenam/fnam.php?taxon=Cratae...

Crataegus chrysocarpa ..

http://luirig.altervista.org/schedenam/fnam.php?taxon=Cratae...

Crataegus crus-galli ..

http://luirig.altervista.org/schedenam/fnam.php?taxon=Cratae...

Crataegus disperma ..

http://luirig.altervista.org/schedenam/fnam.php?taxon=Cratae...

Crataegus dispessa ..

http://luirig.altervista.org/schedenam/fnam.php?taxon=Cratae...

Crataegus dodgei ..

https://gobotany.newenglandwild.org/species/crataegus/dodgei...

Crataegus flabellata ..

http://luirig.altervista.org/schedenam/fnam.php?taxon=Cratae...

Crataegus grandis .. (?)

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Crataegus+grandis&tbm=isch...

Crataegus intricata ..

http://luirig.altervista.org/schedenam/fnam.php?taxon=Cratae...

Crataegus kelloggii ..

http://luirig.altervista.org/schedenam/fnam.php?taxon=Cratae...

Crataegus macrosperma ..

http://luirig.altervista.org/schedenam/fnam.php?taxon=Cratae...

Crataegus margarettiae ..

http://luirig.altervista.org/schedenam/fnam.php?taxon=Cratae...

Crataegus mollis ..

http://luirig.altervista.org/schedenam/fnam.php?taxon=Cratae...

Crataegus pedicellata ..

http://www.rogerstreesandshrubs.com/gallery/DisplayBlock~bid...

Crataegus phaenopyrum ..

http://luirig.altervista.org/schedenam/fnam.php?taxon=Cratae...

Crataegus prona ..

http://www.drzewa.com.pl/4690-glog-crataegus-prona.html

Crataegus pruinosa ..

http://luirig.altervista.org/schedenam/fnam.php?taxon=Cratae...

Crataegus punctata ..

http://luirig.altervista.org/schedenam/fnam.php?taxon=Cratae...

Crataegus succulenta ..

http://luirig.altervista.org/schedenam/fnam.php?taxon=Cratae...

Crataegus viridis ..

http://luirig.altervista.org/schedenam/fnam.php?taxon=Cratae...

Crataegus x incaedua




Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Dec 22, 2015 5:52 PM CST
Are wild crab apples a possibility? Both my dad and I have them in our yards in NW IN.
Name: Dara
Indiana (Zone 6a)
daraenodia
Dec 22, 2015 8:01 PM CST
Thanks for the responses!! And JRsbugs, that is a very fun website, I am going to be playing around on that all winter. Much appreciated!
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
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JRsbugs
Dec 23, 2015 12:22 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.

The list of all families, which can be got by clicking on the top left 'Flora of North America'.

http://luirig.altervista.org/floranam/index.htm

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