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, 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 (10/20/20):
Crataegus pruinosa var. pruinosa   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING & INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus pruinosa   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Crataegus arcana

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus pruinosa var. pruinosa

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-20-004?:
Crataegus flabellata   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Crataegus gattingeri

INCLUDING Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Crataegus rugosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Crataegus pruinosa var. pruinosa

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

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

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Frosted Hawthorn


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image of Crataegus pruinosa var. pruinosa, Frosted Hawthorn

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_crpr2_001_lvd