OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Malus angustifolia   FAMILY Rosaceae


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Malus angustifolia var. angustifolia   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Malus angustifolia var. puberula

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-18-002:
Malus angustifolia   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Pyrus angustifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Malus angustifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Crabapple, Wild Crabapple


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image of Malus angustifolia, Southern Crabapple, Wild Crabapple

JK Marlow    jkm120325_749

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Margins shallowly round-toothed, scalloped, serrate, or nearly entire, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Malus angustifolia, Southern Crabapple, Wild Crabapple

JK Marlow    jkm120325_751

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Malus angustifolia, Southern Crabapple, Wild Crabapple

JK Marlow    jkm120325_754

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Flowers produced in clusters on spur shoots and appear as leaves unfurl, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Malus angustifolia, Southern Crabapple, Wild Crabapple

JK Marlow    jkm220315_6130

March    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Malus angustifolia, Southern Crabapple, Wild Crabapple

Keith Bradley    kab_m_angustifolia_1308

March    Richland County    SC

image of Malus angustifolia, Southern Crabapple, Wild Crabapple

Keith Bradley    kab_m_angustifolia_1340

March    Richland County    SC

Leaves are elliptical and toothed, with blunt tips, per Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee.

image of Malus angustifolia, Southern Crabapple, Wild Crabapple

Keith Bradley    kab_m_angustifolia_1345

March    Richland County    SC

image of Malus angustifolia, Southern Crabapple, Wild Crabapple

Keith Bradley    kab_m_angustifolia_1350

March    Richland County    SC

Sepals lanceolate, 3-5mm long, acute to acuminate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Malus angustifolia, Southern Crabapple, Wild Crabapple

Sam Pratt    sbp_dscf3673

March    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

image of Malus angustifolia, Southern Crabapple, Wild Crabapple

JK Marlow    jkm210407_9274

April    Spartanburg County    SC

in cultivation

image of Malus angustifolia, Southern Crabapple, Wild Crabapple

JK Marlow    jkm210407_9277

April    Spartanburg County    SC

in cultivation

image of Malus angustifolia, Southern Crabapple, Wild Crabapple

JK Marlow    jkm220412_6720

April    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Malus angustifolia, Southern Crabapple, Wild Crabapple

JK Marlow    jkm220412_6721

April    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

Flowers about 1" across and fragrant, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Malus angustifolia, Southern Crabapple, Wild Crabapple

JK Marlow    jkm220412_6722

April    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Malus angustifolia, Southern Crabapple, Wild Crabapple

JK Marlow    jkm220412_6724

April    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Malus angustifolia, Southern Crabapple, Wild Crabapple

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_m_angustifolia

April        

image of Malus angustifolia, Southern Crabapple, Wild Crabapple

JK Marlow    jkm220503_7451

May    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Malus angustifolia, Southern Crabapple, Wild Crabapple

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_malus_angustifolia

July        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Malus angustifolia   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Malus angustifolia var. angustifolia   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Malus angustifolia var. puberula

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-18-002:
Malus angustifolia   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Pyrus angustifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Malus angustifolia

 

Find by scientific name:

908

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Piedmont & Mountains)

Look for it in forests, woodlands, fencerows, dry hammocks, occasionally in bottomlands, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Armed with spinose spur shoots

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Pink fading to Whitish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals
5 petals
Numerous stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Green
Pome

 

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