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Crataegus marshallii

Parsley Hawthorn, Parsley Haw

Scientific Name:

Crataegus marshallii

Genus:

Crataegus

Species Epithet:

marshallii

Common Name:

Parsley Hawthorn, Parsley Haw

Plant Type

Tree/Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

12-36 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Swamp forests, alluvial forests, dry and mesic upland slopes (especially over mafic or calcareous rocks). Uncommon in NC piedmont and coastal plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Bud opening in early spring; characteristic thorns on branches

Garden in Orange County, NC

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Flower buds in early April

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Close-up of flowers

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Parsley-shaped leaves

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/species_account.php

https://nc.audubon.org/700

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/crataegus-marshallii/



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