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) (widely cultivated & perhaps naturalizing)

Look for it in upland forests, floodplain forests, pastures, thickets, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 1/4-3/4 length of blade, eglandular

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Bright red, lustrous
Pome

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus phaenopyrum   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-20-012:
Crataegus phaenopyrum   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus phaenopyrum

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Washington Hawthorn, Virginia Hawthorn