Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3882

Tree
Perennial

Native north of the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Waif(s)

Look for it in mesic, open forests, alluvial forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles rather stout, 1/3-2/3 length of blade, eglandular

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
5-10 stamens (anthers cream to pale pink)
Inferior ovary
Inflorescences of 8-15 flowers?

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Usually red
Pome

 

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

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

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus pennsylvanica   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Crataegus pennsylvanica

SYNONYMOUS WITH Crataegus pennsylvanica

 

COMMON NAME:
Pennsylvania Hawthorn