Crataegus intricata Lange var. intricata . Phen: Late Apr-May; Aug-Oct. Hab: Pastures, wooded hills, rock outcrops, thickets. Dist: VT to MI, IL, s. to GA, AR; relatively common in the Appalachian region.
ID notes: Basic defining characters are 10 stamens; white or yellowish anthers; hard, greenish or ruddy-blushed fruits with an elevated calyx; glabrous, glandular leaves; slender thorns and frequently shrubby habit.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Taxonomy Comments: Broadly defined, C. intricata is a variable taxon incorporating numerous genotypes and minor local forms. Significant entities are segregated into the several varieties.
Synonymy: = C, K1, S, Tn, W, Lance (2014); ~ Crataegus beadlei Ashe; < Crataegus flabellata (Bosc ex Spach) K.Koch – RAB; > Crataegus foetida Ashe; < Crataegus intricata Lange – Ar, FNA9, Il, Mi, NY, Pa, Pa; Crataegus intricata Lange var. intricata; > Crataegus intricata Lange var. intricata – F, G; > Crataegus lentula Ashe – F; > Crataegus rubescens Ashe – F; > Crataegus virgata Ashe – F