Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Crataegus alleghaniensis   FAMILY Rosaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-20-002?:
Crataegus flava   FAMILY Rosaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Allegheny Hawthorn