OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


(?) INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus succulenta   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus succulenta var. succulenta

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

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-20-008:
Crataegus succulenta   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Crataegus succulenta var. succulenta

 

COMMON NAME:
Fleshy Hawthorn


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image of Crataegus succulenta var. succulenta, Fleshy Hawthorn

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_crpe9_001_lvd

        

Crataegus pertomentosa

image of Crataegus succulenta var. succulenta, Fleshy Hawthorn

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_crsu5_001_lvd

        

image of Crataegus succulenta var. succulenta, Fleshy Hawthorn

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_crsu5_002_lhp

        

image of Crataegus succulenta var. succulenta, Fleshy Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwl2172_b2

May        

Leaves broadly rhombic or obovate, veins distinctly impressed & conspicuous, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

image of Crataegus succulenta var. succulenta, Fleshy Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwlcsucculenta_1

May        NC

image of Crataegus succulenta var. succulenta, Fleshy Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwl2172_a

September        

Numerous long thorns (5-9cm long), per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Crataegus succulenta var. succulenta, Fleshy Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwlcsucculenta_2

September        NC

The red fruits often remain on the twigs into late fall or winter, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Crataegus succulenta var. succulenta   FAMILY Rosaceae

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus succulenta   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus succulenta var. succulenta

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

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-20-008:
Crataegus succulenta   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Crataegus succulenta var. succulenta

 

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2172

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Rare

Habitat: Rocky summits, mesic forests, upland pastures, especially over basic soil or mafic substrates, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles partially winged (unwinged < 1/3 blade length), eglandular or slightly

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
15-20 stamens (anthers usually pink to red)
Inferior ovary

Inflorescences of 8-15 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Pome

 

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