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Crataegus greggiana

Crataegus greggiana Eggl.

Gregg's hawthorn

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: CRGR2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The species name “greggii” was named for Josiah Gregg, (1806-1850). He was born in Overton County, Tennessee. In the summer of 1841 and again in the winter of 1841-42 he traveled through Texas, up the Red River valley, and later from Galveston to Austin and by way of Nacogdoches to Arkansas. He took note of Texas geology, trees, prevalent attitudes, and politics. At the same time, Gregg began compiling his travel notes into a readable manuscript. His “Commerce of the Prairies”, which came out in two volumes in 1844, was an immediate success. In 1848 he joined a botanical expedition to western Mexico and California, during which he corresponded with and sent specimens to the eminent botanist George Engelman in St. Louis. Subsequently, the American Botanical Society added the Latin name “greggii” in his honor to twenty-three species of plants. Gregg died on February 25, 1850, as a result of a fall from his horse.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 12-36 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr

Distribution

USA: TX
Native Habitat: In Texas in Uvalde, Menard, Real, and Kerr Counties; southward into Mexico. Adaptable soil requirements

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Heat Tolerant: yes
Conditions Comments: Medium low water requirements.

Benefit

Attracts: Butterflies
Deer Resistant: High

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Texas Discovery Gardens - Dallas, TX

Bibliography

Bibref 297 - Trees of Central Texas (1984) Vines, Robert A.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Crataegus greggiana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Crataegus greggiana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Crataegus greggiana

Metadata

Record Modified: 2008-07-09
Research By: NPC

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