Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Crataegus brachyacantha Sargent & Engelmann. Blueberry Hawthorn. Phen: Apr; Sep. Hab: Oak flatwoods, bottomland forests, margins of prairies and saline barrens, pine flatwoods. Dist: LA, s. AR, se. OK, e. TX; one historic, disjunct record in sw. GA.

ID notes: The only eastern hawthorn bearing black fruit, appearing blue due to an exterior waxy bloom.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = FNA9, K1, K3, NcTx, S, S2, Lance (2014), Phipps (1998), Phipps, O’Kennon, & Lance (2003)

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