Crataegus mendosa Beadle. Albertville Hawthorn. Phen: Apr; Sep. Hab: Mesic hardwood forests, mixed pine-hardwood forests, upland wooded hills over calcareous substrates and well-drained clays. Dist: Lower Piedmont and upper Coastal Plain of sc. SC, wc. GA, ne. and c. AL, and c. and s. MS.
ID notes: The often-obtuse leaf apex and accompanying obscure, blunt lobes and sub-crenate teeth are characteristic; the glabrous foliage coupled with 20 stamens per flower help separate this species from members of the Intricatae series.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Syn: = FNA9, K1, S, S2, Lance (2014)