Hawthorn

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Hawthorn : Crataegus monogyna

Plant :  Hawthorn is good source of early spring pollen and nectar for honey bees.  Its is thick, twisted and thorny and is abundant in hedgerows, woodland and scrub lane in rural Northumberland.  It provides strong displays of tiny white flowers and often used for hedging, although individual trees can be large.

Flower : The flower is 15 mm in diameter.  It has 5 petals, approximately 20 stamens and a superior ovary.  It flowers between May and June.

Pollen : Click here to see more about Hawthorn pollen.

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