Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2816

Shrub
Perennial

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

Uncommon in Mountains, rare in Piedmont

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

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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 (5/21/15):
Crataegus intricata var. biltmoreana   FAMILY Rosaceae

(?) LESS THAN 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

 

COMMON NAME:
Biltmore Hawthorn