Crataegus quaesita Beadle var. floridana (Sargent) R.W. Lance. Phen: Late Mar-Apr; Aug-Sep. Hab: Oak-pine forests, sandy scrublands. Dist: Se. NC to c. GA, s. AL, s. to Panhandle and peninsular FL.
ID notes: Characteristic are the frequently spatulate leaves with a bluntly toothed or trilobate apex and small (6-8mm) fruits. Crataegus laxa Beadle may represent an intermediate entity with C. ravenelii Sargent.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Syn: = Lance (2014); = Crataegus floridana – FNA9; > Crataegus cirrata – S2; < Crataegus floridana – S2; Crataegus versuta – S2; > Crataegus viaria – S2