Crataegus intricata Lange var. fortunata (Beadle) R.W. Lance. Phen: May; Sep-Oct. Hab: Hardwood forest edges, rock outcrops, thickets. Dist: PA and WV; disjunct in w. NC (known in NC only from Chimney Rock Mountain in Rutherford County).
ID notes:Yellow fruit, pink anthers and rather thick-textured leaves distinguish this taxon from other regional varieties of C. intricata.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Synonymy: = Lance (2014); = Crataegus fortunata Sarg.; < Crataegus flabellata (Bosc ex Spach) K.Koch – RAB; < Crataegus intricata Lange – Pa; Crataegus padifolia Sarg. var. padifolia – FNA9