Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2821

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in GA Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Look for it in oak-pine forests, sandy scrublands, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Armed with nodal thorns

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 5-10mm, distinctly glandular, sometimes winged for half+ its length

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
Usually 20 stamens
Inferior ovary
Inflorescences of 3-5 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Orange-red to red
Pome

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Crataegus quaesita var. floridana   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus floridana

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

INCLUDING & INCLUDED WITHIN Beadle in Flora of the Southeastern US (Small, 1913)
Crataegus anisophylla

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

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

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Jacksonville Hawthorn


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image of Crataegus quaesita var. floridana, Jacksonville Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwlclassa_vfloridana

March-April    Dallas County?    AL

Has a propensity for distinctly trilobate toothed leaves with cuneate bases, per Weakley's Flora (2020).