Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2769

Tree
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare in our area

Look for it in mesic forests, alluvial forests, wooded uplands over basic or calcareous soils, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles rather stout, 1/3-2/3 length of blade, eglandular

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
20 stamens (anthers white or yellow, rarely pink to red)
Inferior ovary
Inflorescences of 8-15 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Pome

 

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

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

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus mollis   FAMILY Rosaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database
Crataegus meridionalis

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Downy Hawthorn