Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3873

Tree
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare, endemic to central & western Great Balsam Mtns in NC

Look for it in high elevation forests, balds, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Armed with nodal thorns

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 1–2cm, glabrous, eglandular or rarely with a few sessile glands

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
usually 10 stamens (5-12) (anthers pink or rose)
Inferior ovary

Inflorescences of 5-20 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red, flesh soft
Pome

 

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

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

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus macrosperma   FAMILY Rosaceae

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

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-20-004?:
Crataegus macrosperma   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Balsam Mountain Hawthorn


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