Hybrid Midland Hawthorn - Crataegus monogyna x laevigata = C. x media


    Resembling its two parents Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn) and Crataegus laevigata (Midland Hawthorn). The flowers of the hybrid usually have a mixture of one and two styles.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification


    Hedgerows and scrub and woodland.

    When to see it

    Flowering late April to June.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland is unclear as the hybrid is often overlooked by recorders. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

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