Species Detail

Crataegus sp.
Red Haw; Hawthorn


Scientific Name:  
Crataegus sp.
Common Name:  
Red Haw; Hawthorn
Myaamia Name:  
Uses:  
Food
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Deciduous Swamp no coniferous domts.
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Shrub, Herb, Vine, Cultivated

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Crataegus sp.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Use - Food  berries gathered and eaten. "Oh my we liked redhaws"
No Reference Specified Use - Food  fruits eaten raw or made into jellies and pies
Botanical Sources  
Crataegus sp.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Cratageus spp. Are most commonly called hawthorns; some are black; called black hawthorns; and some are red; called redhaws. Blackhaws are usually referring to Viburnum prunifolium; not Cratageus
No Reference Specified   Most species in this genus found in disturbed sites or seral communities; including oldfields; fencerows and thickets
Related Sources  
Crataegus sp.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Human charred remains of Crataegus sp. found at a Miami Village site at the forks of the Wabash (Ft. Wayne), 1795-1812 (Ehler site).
No Reference Specified   Hawthorn uses include Meskwaki drug; food/fruit; Ojibway food/fruits; drug/root; Potawatomi drug/berry; food/berry