Found growing on edge of local fields. Britain's ancient tree also known as May thorn.
It's white blossom have a heady scent. They blossom from mayday on wards .
Once blossom fades they develop a bright red shiny berry by autumn.just when the tree starts to loose it's leaves.
English hawthorn smells putrid.
Monogyna smells heavenly.
The hawthorn is a fairy tree. Because of it's thorns it is considered a protective tree, including against fire . a globe of woven hawthorn used to be brought home to ask the fairies to make sure the house wouldn't burn down. The five petals are considered to make a pentagram shape , a magical sign known as the Elven Cross.
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