Nov. 29, 2022

littlehip hawthorn, Crataegus spathulata

I shouldn't reveal the ancient secret of the power of this plant. But clearly the Michigan football players already know! The Cherokee are credited with this discovery. Drinking or bathing in tea made from the bark of littlehip hawthorn wards off tacklers! The Cherokee also ate the fruit and made an infusion that improved circulation and prevented cramps. Littlehips grow in AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IL, KY, LA, MO, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, and occasionally in gardens elsewhere. Hardin Co TX, 4/16/22. Rose family, Rosaceae.