Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2169

Tree
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in open pinelands, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles winged to near base (any unwinged portion <5mm), eglandular

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
15-20 stamens (anthers yellow)
Inferior ovary
Inflorescences of 8-15 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black appearing blue due to waxy bloom
Pome

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus brachyacantha   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus brachyacantha

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Blueberry Hawthorn