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, also called small-flowered black hawthorn, is a species of hawthorn
Crataegus , commonly called hawthorn or thornapple, is a large genus of shrubs and trees in the rose family, Rosaceae, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere in Europe, Asia and North America. The name hawthorn was originally applied to the species native to northern Europe,...
native to southeastern Europe. Two subspecies are recognized, C. p.
and C. p.
. The fruit are usually black, but are sometimes a handsome purple.