Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2828

Shrub
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare (an endemic)

Look for it on wooded slopes, roadsides, streamsides, 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
20 stamens (anthers white or yellow)
Inferior ovary
Inflorescences of 3-10 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Reddish
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 craytonii   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus craytonii

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Crayton Hawthorn