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April - Midland Hawthorn (Crategus laevigata)


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More of a woodland plant than common hawthorn, Mildland Hawthorn is usually seen as a dense thorny shrub but will readily form a small tree. It has bright brown, flaking bark. the leaves are less deeply lobed than hawthorn with more rounded tips. The flowers appear May-June. It flowers in May a week or two earlier than Hawthorn. The flower has two style and two ovary. Picture taken at Maulden Woods in Bedfordshire on 8th April 2007.

8th Apr 2007 by Diane Earl

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