Malus ioënsis (Alph. Wood) Britton
Family: Rosaceae
Prairie Crabapple
[Malus angustifolia var. spinosa (Rehder) C.F. Reed,  more]
Malus ioënsis image

Similar species: Page is under construction. Please see link below for general information on the genus Malus.

Flowering: late April to late May

Habitat and ecology: Common in abandoned pastures and along edges of woodlands.

Occurence in the Chicago region: native

Etymology: Malus is the classic name for apple. Ioensis means "From Iowa."

Author: The Morton Arboretum

From Flora of Indiana (1940) by Charles C. Deam
This is, for the most part, a low, widely spreading tree which, according to specimens seen, is restricted mostly to the western part of the state.