White Hawthorn blossom

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White Hawthorn blossom, State flower of Missouri

The White Hawthorn blossom (Crataegus mollis) was named the state flower of Missouri on March 16, 1923. [1] There are approximately 100 different varieties of hawthorn. It is a member of the rose family, closely related to the apple. [2] The Hawthorn tree is small with flat, thorny branches and white blossoms.

References

  1. http://www.50states.com/flower/missouri.htm
  2. http://mdc.mo.gov/nathis/plantpage/flora/motrees/p41.htm

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