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Campus Tour:
Trees
Hawthorn

Crataegus sp. (Hawthorn)


1. Start your walkabout just outside the northwest door of Galvin Hall where you see to the north several specimens of: Crataegus sp. (Hawthorn). Leaves are simple and alternate and colored dark blue-green. There are many species of Hawthorn in the United States and they hybridize so readily that distinguishing between them is difficult even for an expert. They have been planted all around the campus quadrangle. The autumn berries are directly edible and can be made into jelly or steeped to make a tea.


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