Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2759

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in GA), endemic

Look for it in 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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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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales
Series: Apricae

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

(?) LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus flava   FAMILY Rosaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Sunny Hawthorn