Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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, per Weakley's Flora

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

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Malus angustifolia   FAMILY Rosaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Malus angustifolia var. angustifolia   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-18-002:
Malus angustifolia   FAMILY Rosaceae

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

GREATER THAN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Malus angustifolia var. puberula

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Crabapple, Wild Crabapple


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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.

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JK Marlow    jkm120325_751

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

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

image of Malus angustifolia

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.

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Keith Bradley    kab_m_angustifolia_1308

March    Richland County    SC

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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

Keith Bradley    kab_m_angustifolia_1345

March    Richland County    SC

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Keith Bradley    kab_m_angustifolia_1350

March    Richland County    SC

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

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Sam Pratt    sbp_dscf3673

March    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_m_angustifolia

April        

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Sam Pratt    sbp_20140414_094406

April    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

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Sam Pratt    sbp_20140414_094502

April    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

image of Malus angustifolia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_malus_angustifolia

July