Crataegus schuettei Ashe. Schuette's Hawthorn. Phen: Apr-May; Sep-Oct. Hab: Mesic upland forests, thin woodlands, brushy fields, rock outcrops, sometimes locally abundant. Dist: Ranging predominately north of our area, in NH, NY, PA w. to WI and n. IL, extending s. in Appalachian Plateau to WV and w. NC (? e.TN), and s. to MO, and n. AR (?).
ID notes: Very similar to C. macrosperma Ashe, differing primarily by its 20 stamens per flower. Foliage of juvenile shoots of C. schuettei in w. NC are often deeply laciniate.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Syn: = FNA9, K1, Mi, Pa, Va, Lance (2014); > Crataegus basilica – F, G, S2, W; < Crataegus flabellata – C, RAB