Synonym(s): Crataegus flava
This shrub to small tree of sandhills, dry hammocks and scrub is found in much of Florida north of Lake Okeechobee. It has also been found in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina.
Very similar to yellowleaf hawthorn (see below). Leaves are widest near the tip with the veins extending only to the margin at the teeth and point of the lobe if present. The leaves have conspicuous pinheadlike glands along the margins.
Michaux's hawthorn has frequently been misidentified as Crataegus flava, and some sources still consider C. michauxii as a synonym for yellowleaf hawthorn.
Crataegus michauxii is a member of the Rosaceae - Rose family.
Other species of the Crataegus genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
Crataegus aestivalis - MAY HAW
Crataegus flava - YELLOWLEAF HAWTHORN
Crataegus marshallii - PARSLEY HAWTHORN
Crataegus spathulata - LITTLEHIP HAWTHORN
Date record last modified: Jul 31, 2021