Crataegus punctata Jacquin. Phen: May; Sep-Oct. Hab: High elevation forests, grassy balds, rock outcrops. C. punctata, often in company with C. macrosperma, comprises the majority of hawthorn forests, ‘orchards’, and thickets seen in the high elevations of the North Carolina Blue Ridge, in openings and disturbed northern hardwood and spruce-fir forests. Dist: E. Canada and ME west to MN, IA, south (mainly montane) to VA, WV, KY, NC and TN.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Taxonomy Comments: Allied is the more southerly-distributed C. collina Chapman, which is rarely sympatric in range or habitat.
Synonymy: = FNA9, GrPl, K1, K3, Mi, Pa, S13, Tn, W, Lance (2014); ? Crataegus punctata Jacq. – S; < Crataegus punctata Jacq. – C, RAB; > Crataegus punctata Jacq. var. aurea Aiton – F, G, Il; > Crataegus punctata Jacq. var. canescens Britton – F, G; > Crataegus punctata Jacq. var. pausiaca (Ashe) E.J.Palmer – F, G; > Crataegus punctata Jacq. var. punctata – F, G, Il