Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3880

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in GA, rare in NC-SC (an endemic)

Look for it in pine and pine-oak forests, subxeric to mesic habitats with sandy or clay soils, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist ...Variable

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Armed with nodal thorns

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 5-10mm, distinctly glandular, sometimes winged for half+ its length

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
10-20 stamens (anthers usually white or yellow)
Inferior ovary

Inflorescences of 3-5 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Pome

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus florens

INCLUDED WITHIN Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US (Lance, 2014)
Crataegus alabamensis var. florens

INCLUDING Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US (Lance, 2014)
Crataegus attrita

INCLUDED WITHIN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Crataegus flava

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Mississippi Hawthorn


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image of Crataegus florens, Mississippi Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwlcalabamensis_vteres1

April        

In cultivation

image of Crataegus florens, Mississippi Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwlcalabamensis_vteres2

August        

In cultivation

Leaf apex rounded or abruptly sharp-pointed, leaves thinly hairy, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

image of Crataegus florens, Mississippi Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwl2168_a

September        

The plump orange-red fruits seem to be consistently large and tasty, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.