Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2831

Shrub
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in mixed pine and hardwood forests, wooded hills, rocky woods, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 1/3-2/3 blade length, ~ partially winged, red sessile glands in spring

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
20 stamens (anthers pink or purple)
Inferior ovary
Inflorescences of 4-12 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Yellow-green to dull red
Pome

 

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

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

GREATER THAN Beadle in Flora of the Southeastern US (Small, 1913)
Crataegus concinna

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Cutleaf Beautiful Hawthorn