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Scientific Name:Crataegus species
Common Name(s): haw apple, hawthorn, thorn apple
Parts Used: fruit
jsidebottom 25 May, 2011
These thorny shrubs are the proud owner of a small red fruit resembling an apple; the fruits aren't very palatable raw, but make a great jam or jelly (also they contain natural pectin). This plant is a classic, well-known folk medicine used as a heart tonic.