Crataegus ignava Beadle. Phen: Apr; Aug-Sep. Hab: Upland pine and pine-oak forests, clay soils. Dist: Ec. SC to sw. GA, north to n. AL and n. GA.
ID notes: It is most distinct in its glabrate inflorescences and leaves and its 15-20 stamens with pink to rose anthers.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Taxonomy Comments: Related to C. alleghaniensis Beadle, and possibly a form of it, but C. ignava is more frequently seen across our area.
Synonymy: = FNA9; = n/a – RAB; > Crataegus alleghaniensis Beadle var. extraria (Beadle) Lance – Lance (2014); > Crataegus alleghaniensis Beadle var. ignava (Beadle) Lance – Lance (2014); > Crataegus extraria Beadle – S13; > Crataegus ignava Beadle – S13; > Crataegus impar Beadle – S13