OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Crataegus aemula   FAMILY Rosaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus aemula   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus aemula

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

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Crataegus macrosperma

SYNONYMOUS WITH Beadle in Flora of the Southeastern US (Small, 1913)
Crataegus aemula

 

COMMON NAME:
Rome Hawthorn


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image of Crataegus aemula, Rome Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwlcaemula_1

April        

In cultivation

Flowers showy & growth rapid. Trees can be considered rather fine-textured, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

image of Crataegus aemula, Rome Hawthorn

Sam Pratt    sbp052921_img5

May    Spartanburg County    SC

in cultivation

image of Crataegus aemula, Rome Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwl_caemula_2

September        

In cultivation

Fruits red, 12-18mm diameter. Related to C. iracunda, but foliage differs ...

image of Crataegus aemula, Rome Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwl2162_a

September        

... in its frequent rounded bases, thin texture, yellow-green coloration, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Crataegus aemula, Rome Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwl_a20_silvicolae_aemula

Month Unknown        

Petioles mostly <1/3 length of blade. — Ron Lance

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus aemula   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus aemula

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

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Crataegus macrosperma

SYNONYMOUS WITH Beadle in Flora of the Southeastern US (Small, 1913)
Crataegus aemula

 

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2162

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

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

Habitat: Upland hardwood and pine-hardwood forests over sandstone, calcareous rock or circumneutral clay soils, uncommon but sometimes locally abundant, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Armed with moderately stout nodal thorns (> 3cm long, 1.5-3mm in diameter)

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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