Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2771

Tree
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in upland forests, pastures, rock outcrops, mountain summits and balds, floodplain forests, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Armed with moderately stout nodal thorns (> 3cm long, 1.5-3mm in diameter)

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 1/3 to equal blade length, eglandular, or remotely glandular in spring

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
20 stamens (anthers white, yellow, pink or purplish)
Inferior ovary
Inflorescences of 5-12 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Greenish to red
Pome

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus pruinosa   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US (Lance, 2014)
Crataegus pruinosa var. gattingeri

INCLUDING Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US (Lance, 2014)
Crataegus pruinosa var. pruinosa

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Frosted Hawthorn


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