Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2024

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Mountains, rare in NC) (endemic)

Look for it in longleaf pine sandhills, other xeric or subxeric forests, scrublands, disturbed woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Armed with nodal thorns 1-3cm long

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 5-10mm, distinctly glandular, sometimes winged for half+ its length

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
Usually 20 stamens (anthers usually white or yellow)
Inferior ovary
Inflorescences of 1-3(-5) flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Orange to dull red
Pome

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales
Series: Lacrimatae

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Crataegus munda   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus munda   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Crataegus invicta

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus munda

SYNONYMOUS WITH Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US (Lance, 2014)
Crataegus munda

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-20-002?:
Crataegus flava   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING Beadle in Flora of the Southeastern US (Small, 1913)
Crataegus geniculata

INCLUDING Beadle in Flora of the Southeastern US (Small, 1913)
Crataegus invicta

INCLUDING Beadle in Flora of the Southeastern US (Small, 1913)
Crataegus munda

INCLUDING Beadle in Flora of the Southeastern US (Small, 1913)
Crataegus pexa

INCLUDING Beadle in Flora of the Southeastern US (Small, 1913)
Crataegus yadkinensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Dwarf Hawthorn, Restful Hawthorn, Neat Hawthorn


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image of Crataegus munda, Dwarf Hawthorn, Restful Hawthorn, Neat Hawthorn

JK Marlow    jkm0401d_27

January    Greenville County    SC

Field

image of Crataegus munda, Dwarf Hawthorn, Restful Hawthorn, Neat Hawthorn

JK Marlow    jkm0502a_04

February    Greenville County    SC

Field

image of Crataegus munda, Dwarf Hawthorn, Restful Hawthorn, Neat Hawthorn

JK Marlow    jkm0403n_15

March    Greenville County    SC

Field

The name geniculata, if could be used, would be morphologically descriptive, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

image of Crataegus munda, Dwarf Hawthorn, Restful Hawthorn, Neat Hawthorn

JK Marlow    jkm0503b_04

March    Greenville County    SC

Field

Leaf buds.

image of Crataegus munda, Dwarf Hawthorn, Restful Hawthorn, Neat Hawthorn

JK Marlow    jkm0504o_05

April    Greenville County    SC

Field

Flowers are small and in clusters of 1-3, not as conspicuous as the fruits, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

image of Crataegus munda, Dwarf Hawthorn, Restful Hawthorn, Neat Hawthorn

JK Marlow    jkm0504o_22

April    Greenville County    SC

Field

image of Crataegus munda, Dwarf Hawthorn, Restful Hawthorn, Neat Hawthorn

JK Marlow    jkm0504o_31

April    Greenville County    SC

Field

image of Crataegus munda, Dwarf Hawthorn, Restful Hawthorn, Neat Hawthorn

JK Marlow    jkm0504o_37

April    Greenville County    SC

Field

image of Crataegus munda, Dwarf Hawthorn, Restful Hawthorn, Neat Hawthorn

JK Marlow    jkm0407y_13

July    Greenville County    SC

Field

The slender twigs are zigzag and thorny, and ...

image of Crataegus munda, Dwarf Hawthorn, Restful Hawthorn, Neat Hawthorn

JK Marlow    jkm0407y_16

July    Greenville County    SC

Field

... beset with small cuneate or narrowly obovate leaves, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

image of Crataegus munda, Dwarf Hawthorn, Restful Hawthorn, Neat Hawthorn

JK Marlow    jkm0508g_13

August    Greenville County    SC

Field

image of Crataegus munda, Dwarf Hawthorn, Restful Hawthorn, Neat Hawthorn

JK Marlow    jkm0508g_14

August    Greenville County    SC

Field

image of Crataegus munda, Dwarf Hawthorn, Restful Hawthorn, Neat Hawthorn

JK Marlow    jkm0508g_15

August    Greenville County    SC

Field

image of Crataegus munda, Dwarf Hawthorn, Restful Hawthorn, Neat Hawthorn

JK Marlow    jkm0409c_22

September    Greenville County    SC

Field

Small predominantly spatulate leaves; slender geniculate twigs; thorns < 3cm, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Crataegus munda, Dwarf Hawthorn, Restful Hawthorn, Neat Hawthorn

JK Marlow    jkm0409c_25

September    Greenville County    SC

Field

image of Crataegus munda, Dwarf Hawthorn, Restful Hawthorn, Neat Hawthorn

JK Marlow    jkm0409c_26

September    Greenville County    SC

Field

Habit less than 2m tall, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

image of Crataegus munda, Dwarf Hawthorn, Restful Hawthorn, Neat Hawthorn

JK Marlow    jkm0410f_29

October    Greenville County    SC

Field

image of Crataegus munda, Dwarf Hawthorn, Restful Hawthorn, Neat Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwl2024_a2

October        GA

image of Crataegus munda, Dwarf Hawthorn, Restful Hawthorn, Neat Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwlc_munda

Month Unknown    Rabun County    GA

image of Crataegus munda, Dwarf Hawthorn, Restful Hawthorn, Neat Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwlc_munda_b

Month Unknown    Rabun County    GA