Crataegus lassa Beadle var. lanata (Beadle) R.W. Lance. Phen: Late Mar-Apr; Aug-Sep. Hab: Oak-pine scrub and sandy uplands. Dist: Se. NC to c. peninsular FL, west to n. GA, c. AL.
ID notes:The densely white-pubescent leaves (lanate) are morphologically the most significant trait, but intergradation with other forms of C. lassa may occur in mixed populations. Often of arborescent habit, with drooping branches and conspicuously floppy leaves.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Synonymy: = Lance (2014); = Crataegus lanata Beadle – FNA9; < Crataegus flava Aiton – RAB; >? Crataegus inops Beadle – S13; > Crataegus lanata Beadle – S13