Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2771

Shrub, Tree
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Common in Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont & Coastal Plain
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Look for it in upland forests, pastures, rock outcrops, mountain summits and balds, floodplain forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
15-20 stamens (anthers pink/reddish/rarely white) (C. pruinosa var. dissona 10)
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Green/Red
Pome

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/7/08):
Crataegus pruinosa   FAMILY Rosaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus pruinosa   FAMILY Rosaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-20-004?:
Crataegus flabellata   FAMILY Rosaceae

GREATER THAN Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950):
Crataegus gattingeri

 

COMMON NAME:
Frosted Hawthorn