Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2826

Tree
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare (an endemic)

Look for it in flatwoods ponds, river swamps, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles short, 3-10mm, eglandular

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
15-20 stamens (anthers yellow, pink or reddish)
Inferior ovary
Inflorescences of 1-5 flowers

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Red
Pome

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Crataegus rufula   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus rufula   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus Xrufula

SYNONYMOUS WITH Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US (Lance, 2014)
Crataegus Xrufula

 

COMMON NAME:
Rufous Mayhaw, Florida Mayhaw