Wild Florida Photo - Crataegus michauxii - Michaux's Hawthorn

Crataegus michauxii 

Michaux's Hawthorn

Synonym(s): Crataegus flava

Florida native

Suwannee Co. FL 04/10/04
Polk Co. FL 05/20/12
Polk Co. FL 05/20/12
Suwannee Co. FL 04/10/04

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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

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