Ohio J. Sci. 56: 213. 1956.
Shrubs, 40–50 dm. Stems: thorns 4–7 cm. Leaf-blades: lobe apex rounded, surfaces glabrous. Inflorescence branches glabrous. Flowers 10–14 mm diam. Pomes deep red.
Phenology: Flowering Apr; fruiting Sep–Oct.
Elevation: 100–200 m
Nothovariety glabrifolia is scattered over southern Missouri and southern Ohio.
In spite of the differences from the typical nothovariety, a similar origin is likely.