West Highland Flora

Hawthorn


Crataegus monogyna

 

Crataegus monogyna

Photo Carl Farmer
23 Sep 2002 Glenbrittle, Skye
 

Common in scrub, beside burns, on croftland and lower slopes of hills

Flower diameter c 1.2 cm

ID: A bush or small tree.  Leaves stalked with blades c 2-3 cm, with 3 main lobes, these often further divided into small lobes or broad teeth; leaves somewhat irregular, each individual one different.

Other features: Flowers white, sometimes pinkish.  Flowers have one style, occasionally two.

 

Crataegus monogyna

Photo Carl Farmer
14 May 2003 Skeabost, Skye

 

Crataegus monogyna

Photo Carl Farmer
5 Jan 2003 Scorrybreac, Skye
Spine at tip 11 mm long

  Crataegus monogyna

Photo Carl Farmer
5 Jan 2003 Scorrybreac, Skye
Main trunk 10 cm wide at this point

Above: buds and spines

Right: bark

 



Crataegus monogyna

Photo Carl Farmer
30 May 2003 Glenhinnisdale, Skye

Pink and white flowers together

  Crataegus monogyna

Photo Carl Farmer
16 Apr 2003 Portree, Skye

Greens up earlier than most other trees
 

 

Crataegus monogyna

Photo Carl Farmer
23 Sep 2002 Glenbrittle, Skye


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