Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2162

Shrub, Tree
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Uncommon in GA, rare in SC, but sometimes locally abundant (an endemic)

Look for it in upland hardwood and pine-hardwood forests, over sandstone, calcareous rock or circumneutral clay soils, per Weakley's Flora

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

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
10-15 stamens (anthers pink or purplish)
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: Silvicolae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus aemula   FAMILY Rosaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Crataegus macrosperma

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Rome Hawthorn