Crataegus buckleyi Beadle. Phen: Apr-May; Aug-Oct. Hab: Upland pine and hardwood forests, rock outcrops. Dist: W. NC, w. SC, n. GA west to n. AL.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Other Comments: Related to C .intricata Lange; distinguished primarily by purplish anthers, glandular-serrate calyx lobes, russet fruit and small (3-6 cm long × 2-4 cm wide) leaves with blunt lobes.
Synonymy: = FNA9, S13, Lance (2014); < Crataegus flabellata (Bosc ex Spach) K.Koch – RAB; < Crataegus intricata Lange – C, K1