Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2765

Shrub
Perennial

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

Uncommon in Coastal Plain of GA & SC, rare elsewhere

Look for it in pine forests, oak-pine scrub, upland scrublands, xeric woodlands, esp in deep sand and soils of rapid drainage, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 5-10mm, distinctly glandular, sometimes winged for half+ its length

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
Usually 20 stamens (anthers usually white or yellow)
Inferior ovary
Inflorescences of 3-5 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Yellowish to orange-red
Pome

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Crataegus lassa var. lassa   FAMILY Rosaceae

GREATER THAN & 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 lassa

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Sandhill Hawthorn