Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2779

Tree
Perennial

Native to Florida & Alabama
Documented growing wild in - - -

Uncommon (endemic to western FL panhandle)

Look for it in xeric, sandy soils, in scrublands and in association with sparse stands of Pinus clausa or Pinus palustris, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 5-10mm, distinctly glandular, sometimes winged for half+ its length

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
Usually 20 stamens (anthers usually white or yellow)
Inferior ovary
Inflorescences of 3-5 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Yellow-orange to reddish
Pome

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Crataegus lacrimata   FAMILY Rosaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus lacrimata   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus lacrimata

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Weeping Hawthorn