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

Look for it on slopes and rock outcrops, esp over mafic substrates, per Weakley's Flora

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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 (5/21/15):
Crataegus pallens   FAMILY Rosaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus intricata   FAMILY Rosaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-20-004?:
Crataegus flabellata   FAMILY Rosaceae

LESS THAN Flora of North America
Crataegus venusta

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Birmingham Hawthorn