Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Tree
Perennial

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

Uncommon (sometimes locally abundant)

Look for it in swamp forests, generally where flooded for much of the year, often flowering and fruiting while standing in water, often associated with Taxodium distichum, Nyssa aquatica, Nyssa biflora, and Planera aquatica, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles short, 3-10mm, eglandular

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
15-20 stamens (anthers yellow, pink or reddish)
Inferior ovary
Inflorescences of 1-5 flowers

FRUIT:
Spring
Shiny red
Pome

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus aestivalis   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-20-010:
Crataegus aestivalis   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus aestivalis

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Mayhaw, Eastern Mayhaw