Crataegus succulenta Schrader ex Link var. neofluvialis (Ashe) E.J. Palmer. Phen: Apr-May; Sep-Oct. Hab: Rocky summits, mesic forests, streamsides, brushy fields. Dist: NC, VA, MO, VT (?); the core range appears to be the Blue Ridge of nw. NC and adjacent VA, but entire range is unclear due to scant records and ambiguous morphology.
ID notes:The narrower leaf shape of neofluvialis is the chief distinguishing trait separating this entity from the typical species variety.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Synonymy: = F, FNA9, G, Va, Lance (2014); > Crataegus neofluvialis Ashe – S13; < Crataegus succulenta Schrad. ex Link – Pa