Photo Credit
Photo courtesy of NPS, Lewis and Clark National Historical Park.

Oregon crabapple

Scientific name
Malus fusca
Plant Family
Most often found along riparian areas. Leaves of Oregon crabapple have tooth-like (serrate) edges and vary from oval shaped to having pointed lobes. Olive-sized fruits are edible but very tart.
Identification Hints

Most often found along riparian areas. Leaves of Oregon crabapple have tooth-like (serrate) edges and vary from oval shaped to having pointed lobes. Olive-sized fruits are edible but very tart.

Did You Know?

Crabapples are a popular food source with wildlife such as rabbits and grouse. Native, honey, and bumble bees are all important pollinators of the flowers. The elongated fruit of Oregon crabapples are unique and are the only western species of crabapple with this shape.

States
AK, CA, OR, WA