Deer Plant: Hawthorn (Crataegus spp.)
Class: browse; highly preferred by deer
Description: A perennial shrub to small tree with a broad open crown found in bottomlands and uplands. This browse plant is common in forest understory and upland slopes and twigs are sparsely armed with straight spines, so be careful around them. The flowers and fruits are small.
Note: Photos are from various species of hawthorn.