Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2816

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in GA & SC Piedmont)

Look for it on wooded hills, rock outcrops, in thickets, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Armed with slender nodal thorns (> 3cm long, < 2mm in diameter)

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 1/3-2/3 length of blade, sometimes partially winged, glandular-margined

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
about 10 stamens (5-15) (anthers white or cream)
Inferior ovary

Inflorescences of 3-10 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Yellow or orange, often red-cheeked
Pome

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Crataegus intricata var. biltmoreana   FAMILY Rosaceae

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus intricata   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus biltmoreana

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Biltmore Hawthorn


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image of Crataegus intricata var. biltmoreana, Biltmore Hawthorn

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_crst9_001_lvd

        

Crataegus stonei

image of Crataegus intricata var. biltmoreana, Biltmore Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwlcintricata_vbiltmorea

Month Unknown        AL

Leaves villous or sparsely hairy; calyx lobes deeply glandular-serrate, per Weakley's Flora (2020).