Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


403

Tree
Perennial

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

Uncommon

Look for it in bottomland forests, extending upslope to drier sites esp on mafic or calcareous substrates, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles winged to near base (any unwinged portion <5mm), eglandular

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
20 stamens (anthers yellow)
Inferior ovary
Inflorescences of 8-20 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red, rarely yellow
Pome

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus spathulata   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-20-011:
Crataegus spathulata   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus spathulata

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Littlehip Hawthorn, Spatulate Haw