Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2815

Shrub, Tree
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in Mountains, rare in NC Piedmont), at times locally abundant

Look for it in bottomland forests, swamp borders, lowlands, per Weakley's Flora

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

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

FRUIT:
Fall
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 crus-galli var. pyracanthifolia   FAMILY Rosaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus limnophila   FAMILY Rosaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Narrowleaf Cockspur Hawthorn