Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


397

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in SC Piedmont)

Look for it in pastures, wooded hills, rock outcrops, thickets, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Armed with slender nodal thorns (> 3cm long, < 2mm in diameter)

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 1/3-2/3 length of blade, sometimes partially winged, glandular-margined

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
about 10 stamens (5-15) (anthers white or cream)
Inferior ovary
Inflorescences of 3-10 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Green, yellow, orange or reddish
Pome

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Crataegus intricata var. intricata   FAMILY Rosaceae

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus intricata   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Crataegus intricata

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Crataegus intricata var. intricata

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-20-004?:
Crataegus flabellata   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Crataegus intricata var. intricata

 

COMMON NAME:
Entangled Hawthorn


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image of Crataegus intricata var. intricata, Entangled Hawthorn

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_crin3_001_lvd

        

image of Crataegus intricata var. intricata, Entangled Hawthorn

JK Marlow    jkm0205j_10

May    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

Glabrous, slightly glandular foliage and slender thorns, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Crataegus intricata var. intricata, Entangled Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwl397_a

May        

Basic defining characters include 10 stamens and pale anthers, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Crataegus intricata var. intricata, Entangled Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwlcintricata_1

May    Oconee County    SC