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Crabapple

CRAB APPLE
Màlus iowénsis Rose Family
April - May
Description: Also known as Wild Crabapple
Tree: Forming dense thickets, from 25 to 30 feet tall.
Bark: Longitudinally fissured, the outer layer separating into long narrow persistent re brown scales. Thorns
Leaves: Villous pubescent, 1 to 2 inches long.
Flowers: Beautiful pink 1.25 to 1.5 inches in diameter.
Fruit: About 1 inch in diameter. Yellowish green when ripe very tart.
Use: Tool handles, fruit used for jellies.

Location:  Pastures, dry open hillsides

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