Crataegus ×poliophylla Sargent (pro sp.). Phen: Late Mar-Apr; Sep-Oct. Hab: Moist woodlands, thickets. Dist: E. and coastal Texas.
ID notes: The abaxial surface of the leaves are thickly pubescent in spring.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Taxonomy Comments: Assumed to be of hybrid origin and similar to C. ×atrorubens Ashe in being part of a complex of Virides - Molles interserial hybrids named from 1900 to 1922 from the region of MO, AR and TX.
Synonymy: = Crataegus poliophylla – Tx, Phipps, O’Kennon, & Lance (2003)