Crataegus Marshallii Parsley Hawthorn Berries And Unique Leaves – , also known as American Hornbeam or Ironwood, is rarely seen as a colorful fall tree. But under the right conditions, especially when there is a lot of sun, the yellow leaves can be replaced with bright red. The understory tree grows right at the edge of the forest and gets long morning sun.
) shown below has a large yield of seeds to go along with the different colors of the leaves. The second photo also shows the distinctive, deeply lobed leaves of this species.
Crataegus Marshallii Parsley Hawthorn Berries And Unique Leaves
In the fall when giant asters and goldenrods bloom in the fields, it’s easy to miss the blooms of the smaller plants that sit just a few inches above the soil. The Storksbill, a close relative of our common Carolina Cranesbill, blooms in the summer, but individual plants, like this one, bloom later. Tax (
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) is a native, non-native plant with a high negative potential. Not common in the Falls Lake area. Can be separated from Carolina Cranesbill (
) because of its variegated leaves and very long seed pods. The leaves of the Tobacco are compound, like ferns or feathers. Cranberry leaves are deeply cut and palm-shaped.
) has joined an army of pirates besieging the Falls Lake Dam. Pink berries and blue berries provide fall color in early November. It is a member of the grape family (Vitaceae) and its leaves are similar to wild grape leaves.
, is one of the most common, widespread, and familiar tropical plants in Eastern North America. It is very widespread and has many colorful local names: Hairy White Oldfield Aster, Hairy Aster, Heath Aster, and Frost Aster. The plants are very large and large clusters can be found on roadsides and fields, as pictured below.
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A close look at a Frost Aster reveals the very pilose (long, soft hairs) of the plants. Fine hairs can be seen covering the stem and around the leaves. The plants are very hairy and show morning dew covered with frost – hence the name Frost Aster.
, the Tall Goldenrod, one of the most popular and familiar plants to fall in Eastern North America. Abundance of these flowers in open fields, roadsides and power lines add a bright golden color to the tropical landscape across the North.
, Fragrant Sumac, can be found in full or partial shade, but requires only a few hours of sun to display bright red fall colors. Cultivars are popular in horticultural landscape plantings because they are less invasive than most sumacs, maintain a compact form, and can be grown for deep red leaves that last for weeks.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged American Hornbeam, Ampelopsis brevipedunculata, Carpinus caroliniana, Crataegus marshallii, Erodium cicutarium, Falls Lake area, Falls Lake Dam, Fragrant Sumac, Frost Aster, Ironwood, Parsley Hawthorn, Porcelainberry, Rhus aromatica, Solidago Taro, Symphyotrichum pilosum, Tall Goldenrod. Bookmark the permalink.Hawthorns are a diverse group of native shrubs/shrubs with bright, white flowers in the spring and red berries in the fall. They are an ambiguous group (Genus
Parsley Hawthorn Crataegus Marshallii
) to classify, and correct species identification is left to experts. According to The Sibley Guide to Trees, botanists of 100 years ago listed 1, 100 species of Hawthorns in North America. In recent times, cold heads have become stronger, and the current ideas are in the vicinity of 100 species.
Fortunately, there are a few Hawthorn species that are relatively easy to identify. One of these is Parsley Hawthorn (
), named for its finely cut leaves that resemble parsley leaves. The leaves are unique to the Hawthorn, and serve to set it apart from its close relatives.
Parsley Hawthorn is a tree native to the southeastern United States, and was originally a Piedmont variety in North Carolina, avoiding the Mountains and Coastal Plain. It is a member of the Rose family (Rosaceae) and has many thorns on its trunk and branches.
Leaves Resembling Parsley
Buds appear in late March to early April and take several weeks to grow and flower. When the flower opens, pink-pink spikes appear on the white petals.
The five-petaled white flowers bloom in corymbs and are usually two-sided with 15 to 20 stamens. As the anthers mature, they turn from a pink-raspberry color to black. Below is a blooming flower with the shape of parsley leaves in the background. The flowers are very small – less than an inch across.
In the close-up photo below, 2 types of green can be seen in the center, surrounded by stamens.
The Parsley Hawthorn blooms below about 15 feet tall, in the Neuse River Outer Plains, along the Neuse River Road. The red arrow points to the trunk of the tree. The leaves have grown with the sun, and the shape of the tree is not balanced. Most of the photos above were taken from this tree.
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