Pacific Crabapple

Pacific Crabapple (Malus fusca) is a common shrub (or small tree depending on who you ask) found along the coast, including the Lower Mainland, and on Vancouver Island. It prefers moist low to mid-elevation sites and is often found in or near marshes, bogs, lakes, estuaries, stream-sides and in open forests. It is deciduous and blooms beautiful white flowers in the spring. It produces small pomes in summer which can be eaten by people, as they were by First Nation peoples for centuries. Bears and many species of birds consume the apples and deer and other ungulates feed on the leaves.

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