Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2772

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont (sometimes locally abundant)

Look for it in hardwood and hardwood-pine forests, ravines, mesic slopes, 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 pink or purple)
Inferior ovary
Inflorescences of 4-12 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Yellow or reddish
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 pulcherrima var. pulcherrima   FAMILY Rosaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus pulcherrima   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus pulcherrima var. pulcherrima

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Beautiful Hawthorn