(Crataegus monogyna)

Hawthorn is a very common bushy shrub or small tree that grows almost everywhere throughout the British Isles, and is the dominant species in most hedgerows.

 It also grows in most broad-leaved woodlands alongside the Midland Hawthorn as part of the under-storey.

The frothy white fragrant flowers come out in May. It is often known as ‘May’ or ‘quick-thorn’, and can be made into wine.

The small round fruit known as the ‘haw’ changes in early September from green to scarlet.  Wine can be made from the haws.

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