Crataegus spathulata Michx.
Littlehip hawthorn, Pasture haw
Rosaceae (Rose Family)
USDA Symbol: CRSP
The slender branches are usually thorny.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Shape: Obovate
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Margin: Crenate , Serrate
Leaf: Dark green
Flower: Stamens 20
Fruit: Bright red
Size Class: 12-36 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Flowers in corymbs (flat topped clusters), without hairs, numerous, small (1 cm. wide). Anthers pale yellow.
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , FL , GA , IL , KY , LA , MO , MS , NC , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA
Native Habitat: Sandy or sandy clay woods, fencerows and pastures
BenefitUse Wildlife: Several species of birds eat the fruit.
Deer Resistant: No
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Pineywoods Native Plant Center - Nacogdoches, TX
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1225 Collected 2008-11-09 in Montgomery County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Crataegus spathulata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Crataegus spathulata in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2010-12-01
Research By: TWC Staff