Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales
Series: _Interserial hybrid
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
This species apparently arose though hybridization between C. macrosperma and either C. succulenta or C. punctata – neither of which are now present in the local area (they occur at least 40 miles away). Read more at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US (Lance, 2014)
SYNONYMOUS WITH A new endemic species of Crataegus (Rosaceae) from western North Carolina (Lance, 2013)
INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-20-004?:
Crataegus macrosperma FAMILY Rosaceae
Balsam Mountain Hawthorn
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Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US (Lance, 2014)
A new endemic species of Crataegus (Rosaceae) from western North Carolina (Lance, 2013)
Habitat: High elevation forests, balds, per Weakley's Flora
Native to North Carolina
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Click here to see a map showing all occurrences known to SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria. (Zoom in to see more detail.)
IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Armed with nodal thorns
Petioles 1–2cm, glabrous, eglandular or rarely with a few sessile glands
usually 10 stamens (5-12) (anthers pink or rose)
Inflorescences of 5-20 flowers
Red, flesh soft
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