Crataegus ×fecunda Sargent. Phen: Apr; Sep-Oct. Hab: Rich forests. Dist: KY, s. IL, and MO south to ne. AR, along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers
ID notes:Characteristic are the large (to 8 cm), sharply serrate, mostly obovate leaves, 1-2 cm, glandular petioles, large fruit (13-25 mm) and slightly hairy character of floral parts.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Taxonomy Comments: This is a suspected interserial hybrid involving the Macracanthae and Crus-galli series. Rare and possibly extinct in the wild, but some cultivated examples are known.
Synonymy: = Lance (2014); = Crataegus fecunda Sarg. – FNA9, Il, Tn