Crataegus venusta Beadle. Phen: Apr-May; Sep-Oct. Hab: Rocky woodlands, brush, cutover forests. Dist: C. AL and Grundy County, TN.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Taxonomy Comments: A sparsely documented taxa in the Pulcherrimae series, C. venusta suggests affinity to the more restricted Appalachian taxa C. pallens Beadle, but fruits are typically red or ruddy.
Synonymy: = FNA9, S13, Tn, Lance (2014), Phipps, O'Kennon, & Dvorsky (2006); < Crataegus sargentii Beadle – K1