Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Crataegus florens Beadle. Mississippi Hawthorn. Phen: Mar-Apr; Aug-Sep. Hab: Pine and pine-oak forests, subxeric to mesic habitats with sandy or clay soils. Dist: E. NC south to n. FL, west to LA.

ID notes: Distinctive characters include slightly pilose-pubescent inflorescences, slightly pubescent or glabrate leaves and 3-5 styles.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = FNA9, Phipps, O’Kennon, & Lance (2003); < Crataegus alabamensis var. florens – Lance (2014); > Crataegus attrita – S2, Lance (2014); < Crataegus flava – K1, RAB, S; > Crataegus florens – S2; > Crataegus fortis – S2; > Crataegus insidiosa – S2

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