Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2163

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native: Tennessee

Documented growing wild in - - -

Very rare, endemic to central and western TN

Look for it in hardwood forest understories, over limestone or other calcareous materials, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Armed with stout nodal thorns (> 3cm long, 3-4mm in diameter)

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles distinctly stipitate-glandular, winged half or less of its length

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
20 stamens (anthers white or yellow)
Inferior ovary
Inflorescences of 8-12 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
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: Triflorae

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

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus harbisonii   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus harbisonii

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Crataegus harbisonii

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Harbison's Hawthorn


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image of Crataegus harbisonii, Harbison's Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwl_d2_299

        

In cultivation

Inflorescence 8-12 flowered, sometimes with persistent leaflike bracts, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

image of Crataegus harbisonii, Harbison's Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwl_d2_300

        

In cultivation

Floreal leaves usually broadly elliptic, coarsely toothed. Fruit 12-24mm, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

image of Crataegus harbisonii, Harbison's Hawthorn

JK Marlow    jkm150422_373

April    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

Stamens 20, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

image of Crataegus harbisonii, Harbison's Hawthorn

JK Marlow    jkm150422_378

April    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

image of Crataegus harbisonii, Harbison's Hawthorn

JK Marlow    jkm150422_382

April    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation