Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3873

Tree
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare, endemic to central & western Great Balsam Mtns in NC

Look for it in high elevation forests, balds, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 1–2cm, glabrous, eglandular or rarely with a few sessile glands

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
usually 10 stamens (5-12) (anthers pink or rose)
Inferior ovary
Inflorescences of 5-20 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red, flesh soft
Pome

 

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

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

(?) LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus macrosperma   FAMILY Rosaceae

(?) LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Crataegus macrosperma

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Balsam Mountain Hawthorn