Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3876

Shrub
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont

Look for it in oak-pine forests, xeric woodlands, especially in sandy soils, 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
Inferior ovary
Inflorescences of 3-5 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Orange-red to red
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 quaesita var. quaesita   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus quaesita

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Florida Hawthorn