Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Crataegus quaesita Beadle var. egens (Beadle) R.W. Lance. Sand Barren Hawthorn. Phen: Late Mar-Apr; Aug-Sep. Hab: Sandy scrublands, pine woodlands. Dist: S. SC to s. AL and peninsular FL.

ID notes: The small (mostly 1-2 cm), broadly obovate leaves are distinctive in the typical varietal form, but occasional intermediates with quaesita var. floridana is suggested among some mixed populations, such as in the taxon Crataegus cirrata Beadle.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = Lance (2014); = Crataegus egens – FNA9; < Crataegus egens – S2, Lance (2014)

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