Fl. Austriac. 3: 50, plate 292, fig. 1. 1775
B.C., N.B., N.S., Ont., P.E.I., Que., Calif., Colo., Conn., Del., Ill., Ind., Maine, Mass., Mich., Minn., N.H., N.J., N.Y., Ohio, Oreg., Pa., R.I., Vt., Wash., Wis., Europe, w Asia, n Africa, introduced also in South America, s Africa, Pacific Islands, Australia.
Varieties 2 (1 in the flora).
Crataegus monogyna was introduced early to North America to be used for agricultural hedges, a practice now discontinued on this continent.
Cultivar 'Crimson Cloud,' often under an incorrect species name, is widely cultivated as an ornamental.