Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


402

Tree
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Uncommon in NC Mountains

Look for it in high elevation forests, grassy balds, rock outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus punctata   FAMILY Rosaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-20-006:
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

 

COMMON NAME:
Dotted Hawthorn, White Hawthorn