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HAWTHORN Crategus monogyna (Rosaceae) Height to 12m<br />
Thorny shrub or small tree. Forms dense thickets and often the commonest hedgerow species. FLOWERS are 15-25mm across with 5 white petals; in clusters (May-Jun). FRUITS ripen to form clusters of bright red berries. LEAVES are shiny, roughly oval and divided into 3-7 pairs of lobes. STATUS-Widespread and common throughout.
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HAWTHORN Crategus monogyna (Rosaceae) Height to 12m
Thorny shrub or small tree. Forms dense thickets and often the commonest hedgerow species. FLOWERS are 15-25mm across with 5 white petals; in clusters (May-Jun). FRUITS ripen to form clusters of bright red berries. LEAVES are shiny, roughly oval and divided into 3-7 pairs of lobes. STATUS-Widespread and common throughout.

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Date: 23 May 2006
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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