Crataegus viridis Linnaeus var. lanceolata (Sargent) E.J. Palmer. Phen: Late Mar-late Apr; Sep-Nov. Hab: Moist forests and woodlands, streamsides, calcareous uplands. Dist: SC to FL, w. to e. TX, AR; range sympatric with much of the typical variety of the species.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Taxonomy Comments: Assignment of var. lanceolata is sometimes problematic due to intermediacy of leaf shapes seen in the wide variation of var. viridis; this taxon perhaps deserving forma status.
Synonymy: = FNA9, Lance (2014); > Crataegus interior Beadle; > Crataegus lanceolata Sarg.