Malus coronaria (L.) Mill.
Common Name: AMERICAN CRAB, WILD CRAB, SWEET CRAB
Coefficient of Conservatism: 4
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt Tree

Rich deciduous forests and borders to dry oak-hickory or (Oscoda Co.) jack pine savanna; stream banks, roadsides and fencerows, sandy prairie-like ground.

A variable species, sometimes with the parts nearly as pubescent as in M. ioensis, but the loose flocculent tomentum very quickly shed. In Malus, the thorns, when present, often bear full-sized leaves or leaf scars, and have a more knobby appearance than normally found in Crataegus, which this species (and M. ioensis) may superficially resemble. Unlike our Crataegus, the flowers are sweetly fragrant.

Locations

Barry County
Berrien County
Cass County
Clinton County
Eaton County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Ingham County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lapeer County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Midland County
Montcalm County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Oscoda County
Saginaw County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 16, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2497.