Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2770

Shrub
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare, endemic to the Southern Appalachians of w. NC

Look for it on slopes and rock outcrops, especially over mafic substrates, 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 purple or reddish)
Inferior ovary
Inflorescences of 4-12 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
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 pallens   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus intricata   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Crataegus venusta

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

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-20-004?:
Crataegus flabellata   FAMILY Rosaceae

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

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

INCLUDING Beadle in Flora of the Southeastern US (Small, 1913)
Crataegus prismatica

 

COMMON NAME:
Pale-fruited Hawthorn, Birmingham Hawthorn, Pale Hawthorn


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image of Crataegus pallens, Pale-fruited Hawthorn, Birmingham Hawthorn, Pale Hawthorn

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_crpa15_001_lvd