Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3868

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in GA Piedmont), an endemic

Look for it on thinly forested hills and slopes, bluffs, rock outcrops, disturbed lands, roadsides, streamsides, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 2-5mm, usually pubescent, sometimes black-glandular, esp in spring

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
Usually 20 stamens (anthers white, yellow or rarely pink)
Inferior ovary
Inflorescences of 1-6 flowers, usually 1

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Green, yellow or red
Pome

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus brittonii

GREATER THAN Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US (Lance, 2014)
Crataegus uniflora var. brittonii

 

COMMON NAME:
Britton's Hawthorn