Crataegus viridis Linnaeus var. ovata (Sargent) E.J. Palmer. Phen: Late Mar-late Apr; Sep-Nov. Hab: Alluvial woodlands, moist, brushy fields, uplands in calcareous soils. Dist: MO s. to AR, n. LA, e. TX.
ID notes: A marginally distinct variety that is distinguished by its ovate, mostly unlobed leaves.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Taxonomy Comments: Intermediates with other varieties of sympatric C. viridis may occur. The MO entity Crataegus nitens Sargent is similar and here considered in synonymy; it may actually be of interserial hybrid origin.
Synonymy: = F, G; > Crataegus blanda Sarg.; > Crataegus larga Sarg.; > Crataegus nitens Sarg.; > Crataegus viridis L. var. nitens (Sarg.) J.B.Phipps – FNA9, Lance (2014); > Crataegus viridis L. var. ovata (Sarg.) E.J.Palmer – FNA9, Lance (2014)