Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3874

Shrub
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in GA Piedmont), an endemic

Look for it in xeric or subxeric forests, pine and oak scrublands, disturbed woodlands, sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 5-10mm, distinctly glandular, sometimes winged for half+ its length

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
Usually 20 stamens (anthers usually white or yellow)
Inferior ovary
Inflorescences of 3-5 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Reddish
Pome

 

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

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

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus munda   FAMILY Rosaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-20-002?:
Crataegus flava   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus pexa

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Woolly Dwarf Hawthorn