Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


398

Tree
Perennial

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

Common in Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont

Look for it in mesic to subxeric hardwood forests, wooded slopes, rock outcrops, pastures, thickets, mountain balds and rocky summits, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 1/3-2/3 length of blade, eglandular or remotely glandular in spring

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
5-10 stamens (anthers reddish)
Inferior ovary
Inflorescences of 3-12 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Orange-red to dull red
Pome

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus macrosperma   FAMILY Rosaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-20-004?:
Crataegus flabellata   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus macrosperma

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Hawthorn


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JK Marlow    jkm0304t_26a

April    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

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JK Marlow    jkm0304t_30a

April    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

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Ron Lance    rwlcmacrosperma_1

May    Henderson County    NC

Flowers when leaves are about half-grown, each typically with 10 stamens, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

image of Crataegus macrosperma

JK Marlow    jkm0407t_21

July    Mitchell County    NC

The Roan Highlands

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Ron Lance    rwl398_a

September        

Fruit usually obovoid, sometimes subglobose or oblong, often pruinose, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

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Ron Lance    rwlcmacrosperma_2

September-October    Henderson County    NC

Leaf blades ovate to deltate; lobes acute to acuminate, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.