Crataegus intricata Lange var. intricata . Entangled Hawthorn. 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
Syn: = C, K1, S, Tn, W, Lance (2014); < Crataegus flabellata – RAB; < Crataegus intricata – Ar, FNA9, Mi, Pa; > Crataegus intricata var. intricata – F, G; > Crataegus lentula – F; > Crataegus rubescens – F; > Crataegus virgata – F