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

Common in GA & SC Coastal Plain (uncommon elsewhere)

Look for it in swamps, bottomland forests, alluvial woodlands, sreamsides, wet flatwoods, and uplands where soils are often basic to calcareous, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Armed with moderately stout nodal thorns (> 2cm long, 1.5-3mm in diameter)

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles slender, usually 1/3-1/2 length of blade, eglandular

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Orange to red, rarely yellowish
Pome

 

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

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

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus viridis var. viridis   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING Flora of North America
Crataegus viridis +

INCLUDING Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US (Lance, 2014)
Crataegus viridis +

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-20-005:
Crataegus viridis   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Green Hawthorn


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image of Crataegus viridis, Green Hawthorn

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_crataegus_viridis

February        

image of Crataegus viridis, Green Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwlcviridis_1

May        

In cultivation

image of Crataegus viridis, Green Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwlcviridis_2

September-October        

In cultivation