Crataegus dodgei Ashe. Phen: May; Sep-Oct. Hab: Mesic hardwood forests, streamside thickets, pastures. Dist: A northern species predominately of the Great Lakes Region east to CT, sporadic southward in the Appalachians to WV, VA, and nw. NC (Ashe County).
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Taxonomy Comments: Plants in NC and VA having acutely lobed leaves may correspond to var. flavida (Sargent) P.G Smith & J.B. Phipps; typical var. dodgei, having more obtuse lobes, may also be represented in NC and VA. Synonymous to C. dodgei is C. mercerencis Sargent, known from WV and having mostly unlobed leaves.
Synonymy: = FNA9, Il, Pa; = Crataegus chrysocarpa Ashe var. dodgei (Ashe) E.J.Palmer – Va; = Crataegus dodgei Ashe var. dodgei – Mi; = n/a – RAB; > Crataegus dodgei Ashe – NE; > Crataegus dodgei Ashe var. dodgei – Lance (2014); > Crataegus dodgei Ashe var. flavida (Sarg.) P.G.Sm. & J.B.Phipps – Lance (2014); > Crataegus flavida – NE; > Crataegus mercerencis Sarg. – F