Crataegus viridis var. viridis
Stems: trunk bark light gray, ± exfoliating; 1-year old twigs gray-brown. Leaves: blade broadly lanceolate to narrowly rhombic, 4–7 cm, thin, base usually broadly cuneate, lobes 2 or 3 per side, distinct, sinuses shallow to moderately deep, max LII 15–40%, lobe apex acute to subacute, margins crenate-serrate, teeth 1 mm, venation craspedodromous, veins 4 or 5 per side, apex acute, surfaces glabrous young except abaxially with tufts of hair in vein-axils, glabrescent. Inflorescences: branches glabrous. Flowers: hypanthium glabrous.
Phenology: Flowering Apr–May; fruiting Sep–Nov.
Habitat: Moist, fertile, alluvial woodlands, agricultural derivatives of these
Elevation: 10–200 m
Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Ky., La., Md., Miss., Mo., N.C., S.C., Tenn., Va., W.Va.
Variety viridis is widespread and sympatric with the other varieties except var. glabriuscula, with which it shares a diffuse boundary. Reports from Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas need confirmation. Variety viridis grades into var. glabriuscula, var. lanceolata, var. ovata, and Crataegus nitida.