Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Crataegus senta Beadle. Rough Hawthorn. Hab: Hardwood-pine forests, sandhill woodlands, scrubland, pastures. Dist: NC to s. GA, with outlier populations reported from n. FL, AL and LA. The type locality is Buncombe Co., NC, but this species has not been re-located there in recent times; it appears best represented in SC.

ID notes: Crataegus senta is morphologically similar to Crataegus ravenelii Sargent and to Crataegus lancei J.B. Phipps, differing conspicuously by its prominently glandular and sharply serrate leaves.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = FNA9, S2, Lance (2014); < Crataegus flava – K1, RAB, S, W

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