Dotted Hawthorn (Crataegus punctata)

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Dotted Hawthorn (Crataegus punctata)

Uncommon in North Carolina, Dotted Hawthorn is found at higher elevations in the Mountains. The leaves have deeply impressed veins.

Grayson Highlands State Park, Grayson Co., VA 5/28/06.

Dotted Hawthorn (Crataegus punctata)

The bright red fruits are large, 1-2 cm in diameter. The similar Crataegus collina, which is sometimes lumped with C. punctata, has smaller fruits and a wider range of habitats.

Mt Mitchell State Park, Yancey Co., NC 9/13/08.

Dotted Hawthorn (Crataegus punctata)

Spine.

Mt Mitchell State Park, Yancey Co., NC 9/13/08.

More information:
Wikipedia
USDA PLANTS Database

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