Crataegus lacrimata Small. Phen: Late Mar-Apr; Aug-Sep. Hab: Xeric, sandy soils, in scrublands and in association with sparse stands of Pinus clausa or Pinus palustris. Dist: Endemic to the western FL Panhandle; perhaps in adjacent sandhill scrub of AL
ID notes:The combination of slender, conspicuously weeping branches, small spatulate leaves, glabrous character, and treelike habit in C. lacrimata is unique among a large group of related hawthorns which occupy sandy habitats in the Coastal Plain.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Synonymy: = FNA9, S13, Lance (2014), Phipps, O’Kennon, & Lance (2003); < Crataegus flava Aiton – K1