Midland Hawthorn - Crataegus laevigata
Shrub or small tree with spiny branches. Leaves not deeply lobed (rarely reaching half way to the midrib). Flowers white 9 to 12 mm and usually with 2 or 3 styles. Berry red generally with 2 or 3 stones.
Hedgerows and scrub and woodland.
Early May to June.
Most common in central and southern England (south of the Humber). Uncommon in Wales, Scotland, south-west England and East Anglia.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 280 of the 617 tetrads.
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