Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition

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ROSACEAE

Crataegus mollis (Torrey & A. Gray) Scheele var. meridionalis (Sargent) Lance. Southern Downy Hawthorn. Phen: Mar-Apr; Oct-Nov. Hab: Prairies, streamsides, scrubland. Dist: Rare and sporadic in central and s. AL and MS, primarily distributed in the Black Belt / Jackson Prairie ecoregion.

ID notes: This southern form of C. mollis is distinguished by its elliptical, unlobed leaves; the range is east-peripheral to the range of typical C. mollis.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = FNA9, K1; < Crataegus mollis – K3

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