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

Description

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

Habitat

Hedgerows and scrub and woodland.

When to see it

Flowering late April to June.

Life History

Deciduous.

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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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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