Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2193

Shrub
Perennial

Native to Georgia & possibly North Carolina

Documented growing wild in GA NC? -

Rare (an endemic)

Look for it in wooded ravines and slopes under mesic forests, limestone outcrops, flatwoods, prairies, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Armed with stout nodal thorns (> 3cm long, 3-4mm in diameter)

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles distinctly stipitate-glandular, winged 3/4 or more of its length

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
Usually 30 or more stamens (anthers white or yellow)
Inferior ovary

Inflorescences of usually 3 flowers, sometimes 4-6, rarely to 12

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: Triflorae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus triflora   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING Flora of North America
Crataegus austromontana

INCLUDING Flora of North America
Crataegus triflora

INCLUDING The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Crataegus austromontana

INCLUDING The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Crataegus triflora

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

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Threeflower Hawthorn


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image of Crataegus triflora, Threeflower Hawthorn

JK Marlow    jkm150422_366

April    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

image of Crataegus triflora, Threeflower Hawthorn

JK Marlow    jkm150422_370

April    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

image of Crataegus triflora, Threeflower Hawthorn

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_triflora_43006_10

April    Floyd County    GA

image of Crataegus triflora, Threeflower Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwlctriflora_1

April        GA

image of Crataegus triflora, Threeflower Hawthorn

Sam Pratt    sbp_20140428_121556b

April    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

Some of the largest flowers in the genus (to 3 cm diameter), per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Crataegus triflora, Threeflower Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwl2193_a

May        

image of Crataegus triflora, Threeflower Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwl2193_a2

May        

The only hawthorn species to routinely bear stamen counts of 25+ per flower, per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.

image of Crataegus triflora, Threeflower Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwlctriflora_2

September        GA

Leaves often ovate or broadly elliptic, softly pubescent..., per Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern US.