Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition

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ROSACEAE

Crataegus aprica Beadle. Sunny Hawthorn. Phen: Late Mar-Apr; Sep. Hab: Upland pine forests, pine-oak forests, mixed hardwood forests over rocky or sandy substrates, abandoned fields, roadsides. Dist: Se. VA and NC south to s. GA and n. FL, west to e. AL. This species is most common in the upper Piedmont and Southern Appalachians of NC and SC, and sporadic in the Coastal Plain.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = FNA9, Tn, W, Lance (2014), Phipps & Dvorsky (2007); > Crataegus aprica – S2; < Crataegus flava – RAB; > Crataegus shallotte – Ashe (1900c)

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