Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2772

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native to Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - -

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont (sometimes locally abundant)

Look for it in hardwood and hardwood-pine forests, ravines, mesic slopes, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 1/3-2/3 blade length, ~ partially winged, red sessile glands in spring

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
20 stamens (anthers pink or purple)
Inferior ovary

Inflorescences of 4-12 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Yellow or reddish
Pome

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Crataegus pulcherrima var. pulcherrima   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus pulcherrima   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Crataegus pinetorum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus pulcherrima var. pulcherrima

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Beautiful Hawthorn


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image of Crataegus pulcherrima var. pulcherrima, Beautiful Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwlcpulcherrima_1

May        AL

image of Crataegus pulcherrima var. pulcherrima, Beautiful Hawthorn

Ron Lance    rwlcpulcherrima_2

September        AL