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Plant Details

Crataegus macrosperma

Fanleaf Hawthorn, Bigfruit Hawthorn

Scientific Name:

Crataegus macrosperma

Common Name:

Fanleaf Hawthorn, Bigfruit Hawthorn

Plant Family

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Tree

Bloom Color(s):

white

Bloom Time:

April - early May

Bloom Area:

State-wide

Habitat Description:

mesic or subxeric hardwood forests, wooded slopes, rock outcrops, pastures, thickets, mountain balds and rocky summits

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Spring flowers

The bunches of white flowers and long thorns are characteristic of Hawthorns.

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C Paynter, May 2011, Watauga Co

Flowers

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Leaf

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Fruit

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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