Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2814

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in GA, uncommon in SC Coastal Plain, rare in NC

Look for it in mixed hardwood and pine forests of uplands, usually in subxeric to xeric habitats, especially over basic to calcareous soils, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles short, partially winged (unwinged portion 2-5mm), eglandular

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
usually 10 stamens (anthers yellow or pink)
Inferior ovary
Inflorescences of 5-20 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Green/red blushed to dull red
Pome

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales
Series: Crus-galli

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

GREATER THAN Beadle in Flora of the Southeastern US (Small, 1913)
Crataegus engelmannii

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

 

COMMON NAME:
hawthorn