OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Crataegus pennsylvanica   FAMILY Rosaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus pennsylvanica   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus pennsylvanica

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Crataegus pennsylvanica

INCLUDING Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Crataegus pedicellata var. ellwangeriana

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Crataegus pennsylvanica

 

COMMON NAME:
Pennsylvania Hawthorn


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image of Crataegus pennsylvanica, Pennsylvania Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwl_a12_molles_pennsylvan

May?        

Inflorescence stems densely hairy; sepals coarsely glandular-serrate. — Ron Lance

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Crataegus pennsylvanica   FAMILY Rosaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus pennsylvanica   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus pennsylvanica

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Crataegus pennsylvanica

INCLUDING Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Crataegus pedicellata var. ellwangeriana

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Crataegus pennsylvanica

 

Find by scientific name:

3882

Tree
Perennial

Native north of the Carolinas

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Waif(s)

Habitat: Mesic, open forests, alluvial forests, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Armed with moderately stout nodal thorns (> 2cm long, 1.5-3mm in diameter)

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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