Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3870

Shrub
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Uncommon (rare in SC Mountains & Coastal Plain), endemic

Look for it in upland pine and pine-oak forests, clay soils, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 8-20mm, distinctly black-glandular

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
15-20 stamens (anthers pink to rose)
Inferior ovary
Inflorescences of 3-8 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Pome

 

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

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

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Valley Head Hawthorn