OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Crataegus intricata var. rubella   FAMILY Rosaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Crataegus rubella

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

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-20-004?:
Crataegus flabellata   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Little Red Hawthorn


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image of Crataegus intricata var. rubella, Little Red Hawthorn

JK Marlow    jkm220412_6729

April    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Crataegus intricata var. rubella, Little Red Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwlcintricata_vrubella

September    Buncombe County    NC

Leaves mostly elliptic, sharply toothed and unlobed or weakly lobed, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

 

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

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

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Crataegus rubella

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

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-20-004?:
Crataegus flabellata   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

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2818

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Habitat: Hardwood forests, rock outcrops, 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 rose)
Inferior ovary

Inflorescences of 3-10 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Yellow, orange or red
Pome

 

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