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wild hawthorn

By ZoeKemp    
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.

Tags: General Trees Close-up and macro Macro close-up Flowers and amp plant

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Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 9:10AM
I didn't know this about the Hawthorne tree, and sadly, I think that type of information is being lost, so thank you for the write up.

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
17 Jun 2013 9:51AM
Beautiful photo of these lovely flowers Zoe Smile
17 Jun 2013 10:35AM
What a lovely image, well captured.

johnlw 11 1 10 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 2:43PM
Cracking image great time to be in the garden.

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