Jan. 2, 2020

Siebold crab, Malus sieboldii

Japanese crab! I kind of want to use that name. Or it could be Toringo crab, or maybe just-another-mixed up-Malus crab. Crabapples are pretty much a hybrid mess. If you try to identify any of the crabs gone wild, much less describe and name them in literature, you will be correct. And you will be wrong! But this hybrid mess is pretty, so we will take a shot at them every once in a while. People have reported things they think are this one from IL, KS, MA, MD, MI, NY, OH, OR, PA, VA, WA, WI, and ON. Ives Fen Preserve (from where it has now been eradicated), Lenawee County Mi, 5/2/12. Rose family, Rosaceae.