Hawthorn - Crataegus monogyna
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.
Hedgerows, thickets, woodland.
May and June.
Very common throughout Britain except in the extreme north.
Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 606 of the 617 tetrads.
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