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Prairie Crab Apple (Malus ioensis (Alph. Wood) Britton)

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Native or Not Present
Introduced or Not Present
Native or Expanded
Expanded or Not Present

This map is based on our research. We have checked its accuracy to Level 3 ecoregions. Although this plant occurs somewhere in each of these regions, it may only occur in a small part of some or all of them.

Humans have introduced this species to new areas and also facilitated its expansion in a few places, while leading to its decline in many areas through habitat destruction. It can sometimes thrive in anthropogenic habitats including pastures, fields, fencerows, and edge habitats, but it is sensitive to too much disturbance. We mark new eastern populations expanded due to proximity to its native range, but the western populations introduced due to their isolation and separation from other populations by regions where this species probably could not grow.