Coloring Page: Common Ohio Trees | Dotted Hawthorn

We’re giving you some fun coloring activities! Our next coloring page theme is common Ohio trees. Can you name what trees we’re featuring just by looking at them?

Have you ever wondered how a plant or animal got its name? For this tree, the name and the answer are one and the same.

Crataegus punctata received its common name of dotted hawthorn because its red fruits (called haws) are speckled with white dots. Dotted hawthorn also has thorns growing on its bark. These thorns can reach up to 3 inches in length!

Put the fruit and the thorns together, and you get none other than dotted hawthorn.

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Dotted Hawthorn Fruit
The dots on the haws can be tiny white speckles. Photo courtesy flickr user Dan Mullen/Creative Commons.