Broad-leaved Cockspurthorn - Crataegus persimilis
A wide bush or tree with ovate serrated dark green shiny leaves, and shoots with long thorns. Fruit dark red berry. Flowers white and in clusters.
Probably persisting from planted stock.
Most records come from the south of England.
This is the first record for Leicestershire and Rutland, presumably planted and persisting. Not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
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