Hawthorn

Common name: Hawthorn, thornapple, May-tree, whitethorn Botanical name: Crataegus monogyna Family: Rosaceae (Rose) Worldwide distribution: Native to Europe, northwest Africa and western Asia. Local distribution: Very common everywhere in Ireland and the UK, except north of Scotland. Habitat: Hedgerows and parks. Foraging season: Leaves and flowers early to mid-spring and berries early to mid-autumn. The … Read more