Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Crataegus pallens Beadle. Pale-fruited Hawthorn. Phen: Late Apr-May; Sep-Oct. Hab: Slopes and rock outcrops, especially over mafic substrates. Dist: Endemic to southern Appalachians: w. NC (Buncombe, Madison Cos), and perhaps in ne. AL, n. GA.

ID notes: The oblong-ovate leaves with 2 to 3 pairs of straight-sided lobes, 15-20 stamens, yellowish elliptical fruit and furrowed trunk bark are diagnostic.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = S2; = Crataegus venusta var. pallens – Lance (2014); < Crataegus flabellata – RAB; < Crataegus intricata – K1, S; > Crataegus prismatica – S2; < Crataegus venusta – FNA9

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