Crataegus ashei Beadle. Hab: Prairies, hardwood forests, pine-hardwood flats, especially over calcareous clay soils. Dist: Core of range is central MS, where this species is locally common in Scott and Smith counties; sporadic in c. and s. AL, e. LA, se. AR (s. TN ?).
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Taxonomy Comments: Related to C. triflora Chapman and C. harbisonii Beadle.
Synonymy: = FNA9, S13, Lance (2014), Phipps, Lance, & Dvorsky (2006); < Crataegus harbisonii Beadle – K1