OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Crataegus punctata   FAMILY Rosaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus punctata   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus punctata

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

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-20-006:
Crataegus punctata   FAMILY Rosaceae

(?) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Crataegus punctata

SYNONYMOUS WITH Beadle in Flora of the Southeastern US (Small, 1913)
Crataegus punctata

 

COMMON NAME:
Dotted Hawthorn, White Hawthorn


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image of Crataegus punctata, Dotted Hawthorn, White Hawthorn

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_crpu_001_lvd

        

image of Crataegus punctata, Dotted Hawthorn, White Hawthorn

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_crpu_002_lhp

        

image of Crataegus punctata, Dotted Hawthorn, White Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwlc_punctata

August        VA

Leaves usually with 6-9 pairs of strongly impressed lateral veins, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

image of Crataegus punctata, Dotted Hawthorn, White Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwlc_punctata_b

August        VA

Calyx lobes subentire. Fruits vary in shape and size (12mm-22mm), per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Crataegus punctata   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus punctata   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus punctata

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

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-20-006:
Crataegus punctata   FAMILY Rosaceae

(?) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Crataegus punctata

SYNONYMOUS WITH Beadle in Flora of the Southeastern US (Small, 1913)
Crataegus punctata

 

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Tree
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Uncommon in NC Mountains

Habitat: High elevation forests, grassy balds, rock outcrops. C. punctata, often in company with C. macrosperma, comprises the majority of hawthorn forests, ‘orchards’, and thickets seen in the high elevations of the North Carolina Blue Ridge, in openings and disturbed northern hardwood and spruce-fir forests, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Armed w rather slender to moderately stout nodal thorns (> 3cm long, 1.5-3mm dia

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles partially winged (unwinged portion less than 1/4 length of blade)

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
Usually 20 stamens (anthers rose)
Inferior ovary

Inflorescences of 5-25 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Deep burgundy red, sometimes yellow or orange-blushed
Pome

 

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