Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2169

Tree
Perennial

Native to Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare (one historic record in sw. GA)

Look for it in oak flatwoods, bottomland forests, margins of prairies and saline barrens, pine flatwoods, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Armed with short moderately stout nodal thorns (< 2cm long, 1.5-3mm in diameter)

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

 

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: Brevispinae

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
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

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Blueberry Hawthorn


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image of Crataegus brachyacantha, Blueberry Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwl2169_a

September        

The only eastern hawthorn with black fruit, looking blue due to a waxy bloom, per Weakley's Flora (2020).