Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3875

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native to Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare (an endemic)

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
Red
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. opima   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crataegus pulcherrima   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crataegus opima

INCLUDED WITHIN The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Crataegus pulcherrima

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

INCLUDING Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Crataegus pulcherrima

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

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Broadleaved Beautiful Hawthorn


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