OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus dispar   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus dispar

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Aiken Hawthorn


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image of Crataegus dispar, Aiken Hawthorn

JK Marlow    jkm130407_071

April    Columbia County    GA

Twigs slender, zigzag (geniculate), drooping or weeping on mature plants, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Crataegus dispar, Aiken Hawthorn

JK Marlow    jkm130407_072

April    Columbia County    GA

image of Crataegus dispar, Aiken Hawthorn

JK Marlow    jkm130407_078

April    Columbia County    GA

image of Crataegus dispar, Aiken Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwlcdispar_1

September    McCormick County    SC

Leaves obovate to orbicular, sharply serrated, incised, persistently hairy, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

image of Crataegus dispar, Aiken Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwl2175_a

October        

Distinctive w deeply incised, serrated, tomentose, pale bluish-green leaves, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus dispar   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus dispar

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

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

 

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2175

Shrub
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Uncommon (an endemic)

Habitat: Upland pine or pine-oak forests under sub-xeric to xeric conditions, in well-drained clay or sandy soils, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Armed with nodal thorns

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 5-10mm, distinctly glandular, sometimes winged for half+ its length

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
Usually 20 stamens (anthers usually white or yellow)
Inferior ovary

Inflorescences of 3-5 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Orange-red to red (rarely yellow)
Pome

 

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