Missouri State Flower

Missouri State Flower

White Hawthorn Blossom
Crataegus

The White Hawthorn Blossom was named the state flower of Missouri on March 16, 1923. These flowers are white and grow in bunches on hawthorn trees. The White Hawthorn Blossom is most common in southern Missouri.

The hawthorn can reach 20 feet in height. It produces tiny apple-like fruit which is often turned into jam. 

Missouri has over 75 different species of hawthorn but the downy hawthorn is typically depicted  in picture and information on hawthorns in Missouri.