Hawthorn - Crataegus monogyna

    Description

    Shrub or small tree from 2 to 10 metres. Branches spiny, leaves wedge shaped and deeply 3 to 7 lobed. Flowers white (sometimes pinkish) 8 to 15 mm fragrant with rounded petals and usually 1 style. Berry red containing a single stone.

    Habitat

    Hedgerows, thickets, woodland.

    When to see it

    May and June.

    Life History

    Deciduous.

    UK Status

    Very common throughout Britain except in the extreme north.

    VC55 Status

    Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 606 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map