Crataegus senta Beadle. 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
Synonymy: = FNA9, S13, Lance (2014); < Crataegus flava Aiton – K1, RAB, S, W