Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


400

Tree
Perennial

Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare, but may be locally abundant

Look for it in swamp forests, often where flooded for periods of the year, per Weakley's Flora

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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
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 opaca   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus opaca   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus opaca

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Western Mayhaw