Taxon: Crataegus pruinosa (H. L. Wendl.) K. Koch

Genus: Crataegus
Family: Rosaceae
  Subfamily: Amygdaloideae
      Tribe: Maleae
        Subtribe: Malinae
Nomen number: 312118
Place of publication: Hort. dendrol. 168. 1853
Name Verified on: 17-Aug-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-May-1997
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 9 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • frosted hawthorn  (Source: Glea Cron ed2) - English
  • frosty hawthorn  (Source: F GPlains) - English
  • scarlet-thorn  (Source: F SNJersey) - English
  • waxy-fruit hawthorn  (Source: F WVa) - English

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada - Quebec, - Ontario, - Newfoundland
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Iowa, - Kansas, - Missouri, - Oklahoma, - Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, - Indiana, - Maine, - Massachusetts, - Michigan, - New Hampshire, - New Jersey, - New York, - Ohio, - Pennsylvania, - Rhode Island, - Vermont, - West Virginia
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Arkansas, - Delaware, - Georgia, - Kentucky, - Maryland, - North Carolina, - Tennessee, - Virginia


  • Brown, R. G. & M. L. Brown Woody plants of Maryland. 1972 (WPl Mary)
  • Browne, E. T. & R. Athey Vascular plants of Kentucky: an annotated checklist. 1992 (L Kentucky)
  • Chester, E. W. et al. Atlas of Tennessee vascular plants. 1993-1997 (Atlas Tenn)
  • Clark, R. C. 1971. The woody plants of Alabama Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 58:175.
  • Deam, C. C. Flora of Indiana. 1940 (F Indiana)
  • Duncan, W. H. & J. T. Kartesz Vascular flora of Georgia: an annotated checklist. 1981 (L Georgia)
  • Eilers, L. J. & D. M. Roosa The vascular plants of Iowa. 1994 (L Iowa)
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. 1963 (Glea Cron)
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2. 1991 (Glea Cron ed2)
  • Little, E. L., Jr. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541. 1979 (Trees US)
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Flora of the Great Plains. 1986 (F GPlains)
  • Mitchell, R. S., ed. A checklist of New York state plants. New York State Mus. Bull. 458. 1986 (L New York)
  • Mohlenbrock, R. H. Guide to the vascular flora of Illinois. 1975 (F IllMohl)
  • Phipps, J. B. et al. 1990. A checklist of the subfamily Maloideae (Rosaceae) Canad. J. Bot. 68:2228.
  • Rhoads, A. F. & T. A. Block The plants of Pennsylvannia. An illustrated manual. 2000 (F Penn)
  • Rhoads, A. F. & W. M. Klein, Jr. The vascular flora of Pennsylvannia. Annotated checklist and atlas. 1993 (L Penn)
  • Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. 1978-1979 (F Canada)
  • Steyermark, J. A. Flora of Missouri. 1977 (F Missouri)
  • Stone, W. The plants of southern New Jersey. 1973 (F SNJersey)
  • Strausbaugh, T. D. & E. L. Core Flora of West Virginia, ed. 2. 1978 (F WVa)


Check other web resources for Crataegus pruinosa (H. L. Wendl.) K. Koch :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Crataegus pruinosa cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image