Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Tree
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (sometimes locally abundant) (widely cultivated & perhaps naturalizing)

Look for it in upland forests, floodplain forests, pastures, thickets, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 1/4-3/4 length of blade, eglandular

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
15-20 stamens (anthers white, yellow or rose)
Inferior ovary
Inflorescences of 5-20 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Bright red, lustrous
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: Cordatae

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Crataegus phaenopyrum   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus phaenopyrum   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-20-012:
Crataegus phaenopyrum   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus phaenopyrum

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Washington Hawthorn, Virginia Hawthorn


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Sam Pratt    sbp_dscf3688

March    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

Thorns slender to moderately stout, 2-5cm, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

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Ron Lance    rwlcphaenopyrum_1

May    Henderson County    NC

Flowering in late May, after leaves are fully grown, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

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JK Marlow    jkm160827_715

August    Henderson County    NC

Bearwallow Mountain

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Ron Lance    rwlcphaenopyrum_2

September-October    Henderson County    NC

Leaves widest below middle, glabrous, veins running to lobes and sinuses, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

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JK Marlow    jkm0310h_03

October    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Fruit subglobose, 4-7mm wide, bright red. Calyx collar sessile and open, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

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JK Marlow    jkm0511b_31

November    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden