Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Crataegus ×oreophila R.W. Lance. Balsam Mountain Hawthorn. Phen: May; Sep. Hab: High elevation forests, balds. Dist: Endemic to central and western Great Balsam Mountains (Jackson, Haywood Counties, NC).

ID notes: Often sympatric with Crataegus macrosperma Ashe, differing in the rhombic-elliptic leaf shape and more arborescent habit (3-8 m).

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = Lance (2014); = Crataegus oreophila – Lance (2013); < Crataegus macrosperma – RAB

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