Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2175

Shrub
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Uncommon

Look for it in 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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...Variable ...Dry

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
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

 

COMMON NAME:
Aiken Hawthorn