Midland Hawthorn Crataegus laevigata Rosaceae Height to 10m. Dense deciduous shrub. Bark Grey-brown, cracking into plates. Branches With few, small spines. Leaves To 6cm long, with shallow lobes. Reproductive parts Flowers white, to 2.4cm across, in lax clusters (May). Fruits red, rounded, to 1cm long. Status Widespread but local; less frequent than Common Hawthorn as a native but also widely planted.
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Midland Hawthorn Crataegus laevigata Rosaceae Height to 10m. Dense deciduous shrub. Bark Grey-brown, cracking into plates. Branches With few, small spines. Leaves To 6cm long, with shallow lobes. Reproductive parts Flowers white, to 2.4cm across, in lax clusters (May). Fruits red, rounded, to 1cm long. Status Widespread but local; less frequent than Common Hawthorn as a native but also widely planted.

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