Haws: A Guide to Hawthorns of the Southeastern United States was written to fill a longstanding void in hawthorn understanding for the southeastern U.S. The taxonomy and identification of hawthorns in eastern North America is one of the most notorious challenges in regional botany. At the turn of the 20th century, a surge in hawthorn descriptions installed over 1,000 names applicable to a group of plants more likely composed of less than 200 species. A legacy of confusion has since followed.

Here for the first time, all significant species and their variations known to occur in this region are presented. Copious photographs, identification keys, range maps, natural histories, descriptions and reference tables are used to guide the recognition and appreciation of all our hawthorns.

Soft cover, 518 pages, 5.5 x 8.5″, full color photographs throughout, range maps, identification keys.