Crataegus punctata Jacquin. Dotted Hawthorn. Phen: May; Sep-Oct. Hab: High elevation forests, grassy balds, rock outcrops. C. punctata, often in company with C. macrosperma, comprises the majority of hawthorn forests, ‘orchards’, and thickets seen in the high elevations of the North Carolina Blue Ridge, in openings and disturbed northern hardwood and spruce-fir forests. Dist: E. Canada and ME west to MN, IA, south (mainly montane) to VA, WV, KY, NC and TN.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Syn: = FNA9, GrPl, K1, K3, Mi, Pa, S2, Tn, W, Lance (2014); ? Crataegus punctata – S; < Crataegus punctata – C, RAB; > Crataegus punctata var. aurea – F, G; > Crataegus punctata var. canescens – F, G; > Crataegus punctata var. pausiaca – F, G; > Crataegus punctata var. punctata – F, G