Crataegus spathulata Michaux. Phen: Apr-May; Sep-Oct. Hab: Scrubland, pine-oak woodlands, bottomland forests, rocky uplands over mafic or calcareous substrates, oak savannas. Dist: Se. VA and c. NC south to panhandle FL, west to e. TX, north in the interior to c. TN, sw. MO, e. OK; sporadic in TN, sw. NC.
ID notes:This species is distinctive for its small, spatulate leaves (tending to be trilobed) and thin, flaking bark of the main trunk (multicolored green, brown, gray and yellowish).
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, FNA9, G, Il, K1, K3, NcTx, RAB, S, S13, Tn, W, Lance (2014), Phipps (1998)