Frosted Hawthorn - Crataegus pruinosa var. brachypoda
Frosted Hawthorn is notable for its stout, two-inch thorns that may be slightly recurved or straight. The leaves are oval to round with 3-4 lobes on each side; the margins are somewhat toothed. There are 5-10 flowers in each cluster, with pinkish anthers. The fruit is green to scarlet, with a waxy bloom, and up to nearly an inch in diameter. This hawthorn is primarily an Appalachian species in the South but occurs as far north as New England and southern Canada; it is most typically a plant of disturbed habitats in the northern part of its range.