Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2764

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it in dry woodlands (a problematic taxon, originally described from a cultivated plant in Europe, and assumed native from central SC to northern FL). The name C. flava Aiton has been misapplied to members of the Lacrimatae and Apricae series for more than a century, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
10 stamens (anthers purple)
Inferior ovary
Inflorescences of 4-6 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Yellow to orange
Pome

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Crataegus flava   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 flava

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Yellow Hawthorn