Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2768

Shrub
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare (an endemic)

Look for it in mesic hardwood forests, mixed pine-hardwood forests, upland wooded hills over calcareous substrates and well-drained clays, 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 1/3-2/3 blade length, ~ partially winged, red sessile glands in spring

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
20 stamens (anthers pink or purplish)
Inferior ovary

Inflorescences of 4-12 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Green, yellow or red
Pome

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus mendosa   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus mendosa

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Crataegus mendosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH Beadle in Flora of the Southeastern US (Small, 1913)
Crataegus mendosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Albertville Hawthorn


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image of Crataegus mendosa, Albertville Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwlc_mendosa

April    McCormick County    SC

Lvs narrower than C. pulcherrima, with little lobing & blunt-pointed apices. — Ron Lance