Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2763

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in hardwood and pine-oak forests of hills and valleys, brushy lands, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Armed w rather slender to moderately stout nodal thorns (> 3cm long, 1.5-3mm dia

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 (10-20) stamens (anthers whitish)
Inferior ovary

Inflorescences of 5-25 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Greenish/red blotched to red
Pome

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Crataegus collina   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING Flora of North America
Crataegus collina var. collina

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

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-20-006?:
Crataegus punctata   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Crataegus collina

INCLUDING Beadle in Flora of the Southeastern US (Small, 1913)
Crataegus amnicola

INCLUDING Beadle in Flora of the Southeastern US (Small, 1913)
Crataegus collina

INCLUDING Beadle in Flora of the Southeastern US (Small, 1913)
Crataegus ingens

 

COMMON NAME:
Hillside Hawthorn


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image of Crataegus collina, Hillside Hawthorn

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_crco22_001_lvd

        

image of Crataegus collina, Hillside Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwlccollina_1

Month Unknown    Haywood County    NC

Allied to C. punctata, but more southern & at lower elevation. Fruit ≤ 12mm, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.