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Hawthorn

Crataegus monogyna

Description:

The Common Hawthorn is a shrub or small tree 5–14 m tall, with a dense crown. The bark is dull brown with vertical orange cracks. The younger stems bear sharp thorns, 1 to 1.5 cm long. The leaves are 2–4 cm long, obovate and deeply lobed, sometimes almost to the midrib, with the lobes spreading at a wide angle. The upper surface is dark green above and paler underneath.

Habitat:

Hawthorn grows in hedgerows, scrub, thickets and woodlands in a range of habitats; it seems to favour calcareous soils, open habitats, heaths and rocky areas.

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Common Hawthorn
Crataegus Monogyna Crataegus monogyna


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1 Comment

Mustafa Rustom
Mustafa Rustom 7 years ago

Thanks for the ID CorduneanuVlad

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Mustafa Rustom

Marmara Bölgesi, Turkey

Spotted on Nov 4, 2013
Submitted on Nov 5, 2013

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