OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Crataegus iracunda var. iracunda   FAMILY Rosaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus iracunda   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING Flora of North America
Crataegus iracunda

INCLUDING Flora of North America
Crataegus populnea

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

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-20-004?:
Crataegus flabellata   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Crataegus iracunda var. iracunda

INCLUDING Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Crataegus iracunda var. silvicola

INCLUDING Beadle in Flora of the Southeastern US (Small, 1913)
Crataegus iracunda

INCLUDING Beadle in Flora of the Southeastern US (Small, 1913)
Crataegus silvicola

 

COMMON NAME:
Forest Hawthorn, Stolon-bearing Hawthorn


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image of Crataegus iracunda var. iracunda, Forest Hawthorn, Stolon-bearing Hawthorn

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_crataegus_iracunda

April        

image of Crataegus iracunda var. iracunda, Forest Hawthorn, Stolon-bearing Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwlciracunda_1

May    McCormick County    SC

ID requires a combination of vegetative and floral/fruiting characters, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

image of Crataegus iracunda var. iracunda, Forest Hawthorn, Stolon-bearing Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwlciracunda_1b

May    McCormick County    SC

image of Crataegus iracunda var. iracunda, Forest Hawthorn, Stolon-bearing Hawthorn

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_iracunda_bark_1

June        

image of Crataegus iracunda var. iracunda, Forest Hawthorn, Stolon-bearing Hawthorn

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_iracunda_bark_3

June        

Note these stout compound thorns.

image of Crataegus iracunda var. iracunda, Forest Hawthorn, Stolon-bearing Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwl2179_a

September        

Typical C. iracunda has hard red fruit with a sessile calyx, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

image of Crataegus iracunda var. iracunda, Forest Hawthorn, Stolon-bearing Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwlciracunda_2

October    McCormick County    SC

Pubescence increases in the southern portions of C. iracunda's range, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Crataegus iracunda var. iracunda   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus iracunda   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING Flora of North America
Crataegus iracunda

INCLUDING Flora of North America
Crataegus populnea

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

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-20-004?:
Crataegus flabellata   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Crataegus iracunda var. iracunda

INCLUDING Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Crataegus iracunda var. silvicola

INCLUDING Beadle in Flora of the Southeastern US (Small, 1913)
Crataegus iracunda

INCLUDING Beadle in Flora of the Southeastern US (Small, 1913)
Crataegus silvicola

 

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2179

Tree
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (sometimes locally abundant)

Habitat: swamps, bottomlands, moist slopes, wooded hills, overall uncommon but sometimes locally abundant, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 1/3-2/3 length of blade, eglandular or slightly glandular esp in spring

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
5-10 stamens (anthers pink or purplish)
Inferior ovary

Inflorescences of 3-12 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Dull red or partially greenish
Pome

 

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