Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2092

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Uncommon (sometimes locally abundant)

Look for it in mesic hardwood forsts, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 1/3-2/3 length of blade, eglandular or remotely glandular in spring

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
15-20 stamens (anthers pink or red)
Inferior ovary
Inflorescences of 3-12 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Pome

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Crataegus schuettei   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus schuettei   FAMILY Rosaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-20-004?:
Crataegus flabellata   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus schuettei

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Schuette's Hawthorn


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image of Crataegus schuettei

JK Marlow    jkm060429_191

April    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

20 stamens and glandular-serrate calyx lobes the chief diagnostic features, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

image of Crataegus schuettei

JK Marlow    jkm060429_192

April    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

Inflorescence glabrous, flowering when leaves are about half grown, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

image of Crataegus schuettei

JK Marlow    jkm150814_751

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Persistent stamen filaments can often be counted even on mature fruit, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

image of Crataegus schuettei

JK Marlow    jkm150814_752

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Leaves ovate to deltate and often mistaken for C. macrosperma, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

image of Crataegus schuettei

JK Marlow    jkm150814_753

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

image of Crataegus schuettei

JK Marlow    jkm150814_755

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

image of Crataegus schuettei

Ron Lance    rwlc_schuettei

September-October    Macon County    NC

Fruits subglobose to oblong, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.