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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus monogyna   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING Flora of North America
Crataegus monogyna var. monogyna

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

 

COMMON NAME:
English Hawthorn, Singleseed Hawthorn, One-seeded Hawthorn


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image of Crataegus monogyna, English Hawthorn, Singleseed Hawthorn, One-seeded Hawthorn

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_crmo3_001_lvd

        

image of Crataegus monogyna, English Hawthorn, Singleseed Hawthorn, One-seeded Hawthorn

Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org    bug_5386431

April-May?        

Flowers 10-15mm wide, flowering in April or May after leaves are half-grown, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

image of Crataegus monogyna, English Hawthorn, Singleseed Hawthorn, One-seeded Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwl_a3_crataegus_monogyna

April-May?        

Leaf lobes with few teeth; fruit 1-seeded; thorns usually 1-2cm. — Ron Lance

image of Crataegus monogyna, English Hawthorn, Singleseed Hawthorn, One-seeded Hawthorn

Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org    bug_5386432

September-October?        

Leaves ovate to deltate, often deeply lobed. Fruit red, 6-14mm wide, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

image of Crataegus monogyna, English Hawthorn, Singleseed Hawthorn, One-seeded Hawthorn

Tom DeGomez, University of Arizona, Bugwood.org    bug_5389900

Month Unknown        

Bark scaly, grayish, becoming furrowed on old trunks, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus monogyna   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING Flora of North America
Crataegus monogyna var. monogyna

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

 

Find by scientific name:

2497

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Non-native: Europe

Documented growing wild in - - -

Waif(s) (only one definitive record of naturalization of this exotic species is evident for our region, in VA)

Look for it in mesic soil, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.


Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

 

...Moist

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Armed with nodal thorns usually 1-2cm long

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 1/4-3/4 length of blade, eglandular

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
15-20 stamens (anthers pink or purplish)
Inferior ovary

Inflorescences of 3-20 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red (flesh soft)
Pome

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



 


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