Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2172

Shrub, Tree
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it on rocky summits, mesic forests, high pastures, esp over basic soil or mafic substrates, per Weakley's Flora

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Crataegus succulenta var. succulenta   FAMILY Rosaceae

(?) LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus succulenta   FAMILY Rosaceae

(?) LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-20-008:
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

 

COMMON NAME:
Fleshy Hawthorn