Crataegus intricata Lange var. neobushii (Sargent) Kruschke. Phen: Late Apr-May; Sep-Oct. Hab: Wooded hills, pastures, thickets. Dist: Reported from w. NC and n. GA w. to AR, MO; more common in AR and MO.
ID notes:The sharply toothed and lobed, often obtrullate leaves and pink anthers are distinctive.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Synonymy: = Lance (2014); = Crataegus neobushii Sarg. – FNA9; > Crataegus cuprea Sarg.; < Crataegus flabellata (Bosc ex Spach) K.Koch – RAB; < Crataegus intricata Lange – Ar; > Crataegus leioclada Sarg.