Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2822

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains (an endemic)

Look for it in sandhills, upland and pine and pine-oak forests, rocky woodlands, xeric or subxeric habitats with sandy or well-drained clay soils, 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 (anthers usually white or yellow)
Inferior ovary

Inflorescences of 3-5 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
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 ravenelii   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus flava   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING Flora of North America
Crataegus condigna

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

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-20-002?:
Crataegus flava   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Crataegus flava

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Ravenel's Hawthorn


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image of Crataegus ravenelii, Ravenel's Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwlcalabamensis_vraven_b

April        

In cultivation

Inflorescences tomentose; sepals gland-margined, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

image of Crataegus ravenelii, Ravenel's Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwlcalabamensis_vravenel

April        

In cultivation

Leaves serrate-dentate, densely pubescent when young, becoming glabrate, per Weakley's Flora (2020).