Crataegus triflora

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Three-flowered hawthorn
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Illustration by Ellis Rowan
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Crataegus
Section: Crataegus sect. Coccineae
Series: Crataegus ser. Triflorae
C. triflora
Binomial name
Crataegus triflora

Crataegus triflora is an uncommon hawthorn species of the south-eastern United States, of known by the common name three-flowered hawthorn.

It is a multi-stemmed shrub 3 to 5 metres (10 to 16 feet) tall.[1] The flowers are quite large for hawthorn flowers, and occur in small clusters (not necessarily exactly three to a cluster). Although rarely cultivated, it can be very attractive if well grown.[2]


  1. ^ Phipps, J.B.; O’Kennon, R.J.; Dvorsky K.A. (2006). "Crataegus series Bracteatae and Triflorae (Rosaceae)". SIDA, Contributions to Botany. 22 (2): 1009–25. JSTOR 41969073.
  2. ^ Phipps, J.B.; O’Kennon, R.J.; Lance, R.W. (2003). Hawthorns and medlars. Cambridge, U.K.: Royal Horticultural Society. ISBN 0881925918.

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