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Oriental Hawthorn Crataegus laciniata (Rosaceae) HEIGHT to 10m. Rather low and spreading tree. BARK Scaly, brown with pinkish patches. BRANCHES Often twisted; young twigs and pedicels covered with white hairs; becoming smooth and blackish with age. LEAVES Deeply lobed, to 4cm long, with fine white hairs on both sides. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Flowers are creamy white, in dense clusters of up to 16; fruits are hairy at first, ripening to orange or red, and containing 3–5 seeds. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native to SE Europe, Spain and Sicily and occasionally planted here for ornament.
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Oriental Hawthorn Crataegus laciniata (Rosaceae) HEIGHT to 10m. Rather low and spreading tree. BARK Scaly, brown with pinkish patches. BRANCHES Often twisted; young twigs and pedicels covered with white hairs; becoming smooth and blackish with age. LEAVES Deeply lobed, to 4cm long, with fine white hairs on both sides. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Flowers are creamy white, in dense clusters of up to 16; fruits are hairy at first, ripening to orange or red, and containing 3–5 seeds. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native to SE Europe, Spain and Sicily and occasionally planted here for ornament.

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Date: 3 Jul 2013
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Credit: ANDREW CLEAVE/NPL
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