Crataegus brachyacantha Sargent & Engelmann. Phen: Apr; Sep. Hab: Oak flatwoods, bottomland forests, margins of prairies and saline barrens, pine flatwoods. Dist: LA, s. AR, se. OK, e. TX; one historic, disjunct record in sw. GA.
ID notes:The only eastern hawthorn bearing black fruit, appearing blue due to an exterior waxy bloom.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Synonymy: = FNA9, K1, K3, NcTx, S, S13, Lance (2014), Phipps (1998), Phipps, O’Kennon, & Lance (2003)