OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus alleghaniensis

INCLUDING Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US (Lance, 2014)
Crataegus allegheniensis var. allegheniensis

INCLUDING Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US (Lance, 2014)
Crataegus allegheniensis var. mira

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-20-002?:
Crataegus flava   FAMILY Rosaceae

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

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

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

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Allegheny Hawthorn


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image of Crataegus alleghaniensis, Allegheny Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwl_a21_apricae_allegheni

Month Unknown        

Twigs, young leaves often sparsely hairy; calyx sessile, fruit soft after maturity. — Ron Lance

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus alleghaniensis

INCLUDING Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US (Lance, 2014)
Crataegus allegheniensis var. allegheniensis

INCLUDING Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US (Lance, 2014)
Crataegus allegheniensis var. mira

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-20-002?:
Crataegus flava   FAMILY Rosaceae

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

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

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

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

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

 

Find by scientific name:

2757

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Uncommon to rare (an endemic)

Look for it in upland pine and pine-oak forests with clay soils, 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.

 

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Armed with slender to moderately stout nodal thorns > 2cm long

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 5-20mm, distinctly black-glandular

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
10-20 stamens (anthers pink to purple)
Inferior ovary

Inflorescences of 3-8 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red, with soft flesh
Pome

 

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