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 aprica   FAMILY Rosaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


(?) INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus flava   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus aprica

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

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 aprica

 

COMMON NAME:
Sunny Hawthorn


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image of Crataegus aprica, Sunny Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwlc_aprica

September    Pickens County    SC

Leaves mostly rhombic-elliptic, crenate or obscurely serrate. Fruit globose, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

 

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

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus flava   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus aprica

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

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 aprica

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2759

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon (rare in GA Mountains & Coastal Plain), endemic

Habitat: Upland pine forests, pine-oak forests, mixed hardwood forests over rocky or sandy substrates, abandoned fields, roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 8-20mm, distinctly black-glandular

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

Inflorescences of 3-8 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Orange-red
Pome

 

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