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Crataegus spathulata

Littlehip Hawthorn, Pasture Hawthorn, Smallfruit Hawthorn

Scientific Name:

Crataegus spathulata

Genus:

Crataegus

Species Epithet:

spathulata

Common Name:

Littlehip Hawthorn, Pasture Hawthorn, Smallfruit Hawthorn

Plant Type

Tree/Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

12-36 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

March, April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Bottomland forests, extending upslope to drier or rocky sites especially on mafic or calcareous substrates. Uncommon throughout NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled, S2: Imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

W1: Watch List: Rare but Relatively Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Exfoliating bark. Red fruit.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/species_account.php

https://nc.audubon.org/700

https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CRSP



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