Crataegus viridis var. viridis

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 532. Mentioned on page 534, 535.

Stems: trunk bark light gray, ± exfoliating; 1-year old twigs gray-brown. Leaves: blade broadly lanceolate to narrowly rhombic, 4–7 cm, thin, base usually broadly cuneate, lobes 2 or 3 per side, distinct, sinuses shallow to moderately deep, max LII 15–40%, lobe apex acute to subacute, margins crenate-serrate, teeth 1 mm, venation craspedodromous, veins 4 or 5 per side, apex acute, surfaces glabrous young except abaxially with tufts of hair in vein axils, glabrescent. Inflorescences: branches glabrous. Flowers: hypanthium glabrous.

Phenology: Flowering Apr–May; fruiting Sep–Nov.
Habitat: Moist, fertile, alluvial woodlands, agricultural derivatives of these
Elevation: 10–200 m


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Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Ky., La., Md., Miss., Mo., N.C., S.C., Tenn., Va., W.Va.


Variety viridis is widespread and sympatric with the other varieties except var. glabriuscula, with which it shares a diffuse boundary. Reports from Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas need confirmation. Variety viridis grades into var. glabriuscula, var. lanceolata, var. ovata, and Crataegus nitida.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

James B. Phipps +
Linnaeus +
Crataegus sect. Virides +
Ala. +, Ark. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Ky. +, La. +, Md. +, Miss. +, Mo. +, N.C. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Va. +  and W.Va. +
10–200 m +
Moist, fertile, alluvial woodlands, agricultural derivatives of these +
Flowering Apr–May +  and fruiting Sep–Nov. +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Virides +
Crataegus viridis var. viridis +
Crataegus viridis +
variety +