Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2774

Tree
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Mountains) (rare in NC Piedmont), endemic

Look for it in longleaf pine sandhills, other upland pine and pine-oak forests, disturbed lands, wooded hills with clay or sandy soils, often in xeric or subxeric conditions, per Weakley's Flora

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...Variable ...Dry

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Armed with slender to moderately stout nodal thorns > 2cm long

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 8-20mm, distinctly black-glandular

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
20 stamens (anthers usually purplish)
Inferior ovary

Inflorescences of 3-8 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Pome

 

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

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

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus arrogans   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING & INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database
Crataegus flava

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Crataegus tristis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus visenda

SYNONYMOUS WITH Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US (Lance, 2014)
Crataegus sororia var. visenda

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-20-002?:
Crataegus flava   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Crataegus flava

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Bristol Hawthorn


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image of Crataegus visenda, Bristol Hawthorn

Sam Pratt    sbp_dscf3690

March    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

C. visenda is rather weakly distinctive from C. sororia, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

image of Crataegus visenda, Bristol Hawthorn

Sam Pratt    sbp_dscf3696

March    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

Lf base short-cuneate or acute; lobes or teeth acute. Sepals glandular-serrate, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Crataegus visenda, Bristol Hawthorn

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_tristis_hc_42405_4

April    Floyd County    GA

C. tristis Beadle said to have pink anthers, oval fruit, drooping branches, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

image of Crataegus visenda, Bristol Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwlcsororia_vvisenda

August    Houston County    GA

Foliage usually w a good number of obovate leaves; branches usually drooping, per Weakley's Flora (2020).