Scientific Name: Crataegus orientalis
IUCN Red List status: Data Deficient
Known as oriental hawthorn, Crataegus orientalis is a shrub or small tree associated with forest margins, open slopes, and scrublands.
The plant produces flowers from May to June which are small, white, and sometimes pink (largely in cultivars). Its pulpy fruits range in colour from orange to various shades of red and appear between June and October.
The plant grows primarily in the temperate biome and is native to Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Sicilia, Transcaucasia, Turkey, and Yugoslavia.