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Blackthorn in bloom along a country path. Blackthorn Prunus spinosa Rosaceae Height to 6m <br />
Densely branched shrub. Bark Blackish-brown. Branches Spreading, with spiny twigs. Leaves Ovate, toothed, to 4.5cm long. Reproductive parts Flowers white, 5-petalled, to 17mm across; produced prolifically (Feb-Mar). Fruits (Sloes) to 1.5cm long, ovoid, blue-black with a bloom. Status Common.
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Blackthorn in bloom along a country path. Blackthorn Prunus spinosa Rosaceae Height to 6m
Densely branched shrub. Bark Blackish-brown. Branches Spreading, with spiny twigs. Leaves Ovate, toothed, to 4.5cm long. Reproductive parts Flowers white, 5-petalled, to 17mm across; produced prolifically (Feb-Mar). Fruits (Sloes) to 1.5cm long, ovoid, blue-black with a bloom. Status Common.

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Date: 11 Apr 2012
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Credit: RICHARD REVELS/Nature Photographers Ltd
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