Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2762

Shrub, Tree
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Uncommon to rare

Look for it in deciduous forest understories, pastures, upland thickets, per Weakley's Flora

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

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
5-10 stamens (anthers pink or reddish)
Inferior ovary
Inflorescences of 6-15 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Orange-red to scarlet
Pome

 

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

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

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus pedicellata   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-20-003:
Crataegus coccinea   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus coccinea

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Scarlet Hawthorn