Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3871

Shrub
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare (an endemic)

Look for it in hardwood forest edges, rock outcrops, thickets, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Armed with slender nodal thorns (> 3cm long, < 2mm in diameter)

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
about 10 stamens (5-15) (anthers pink)
Inferior ovary

Inflorescences of 3-10 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
Pome

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Crataegus intricata var. fortunata   FAMILY Rosaceae

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus intricata   FAMILY Rosaceae

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Crataegus padifolia var. padifolia

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Crataegus fortunata

 

COMMON NAME:
Yellow-fruited Entangled Hawthorn


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image of Crataegus intricata var. fortunata, Yellow-fruited Entangled Hawthorn

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_crpa13_001_lvd

        

Crataegus padifolia