Crataegus lassa

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Common names: bluffton hawthorn

Crataegus lassa
Crataegus lassa SEF.jpg
Photo by the Southeastern Flora Plant Database
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida - Dicots
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Crataigus
Species: C. lassa
Binomial name
Crataegus lassa
Natural range of Crataegus lassa from Weakley [1]

Taxonomic Notes

Synonyms: none

Varieties: C. lassa var. colonica, C. lassa var. integra, C. lassa var. lanata, C. lassa var. lassa, C. lassa var. recurva


C. lassa belongs to the Rosaceae family. It is typically small and of arborescent habit [2].


The distribution of C. lassa ranges from Alabama to central North Carolina [3]



C. lassa is found in oak-pine scrub and sandy uplands [3]. It has been observed in dry loamy sand bordering a pond, on a ridge, and other disturbed areas. [2]


C. lassa typically flowers during late March and April [3].

Conservation and Management

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. Weakley, Alan S. 2015. Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States: Working Draft of 21 May 2015. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 1320 pp.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Florida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: Last accessed: May 2018. Collectors: Loran C. Anderson, Helen Roth, Sidney McDaniel, Charles T Bryson, Nancy B. Bryson, John Gwaltney, and Laurie Gwaltney. States and Counties: Florida: Gadsden and Walton.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Weakley, A. S. (2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Herbarium.