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Observed: 4th June 2012 By: FenwickfieldFenwickfield’s reputation in PlantsFenwickfield’s reputation in PlantsFenwickfield’s reputation in PlantsFenwickfield’s reputation in PlantsFenwickfield’s reputation in Plants
Hawthorn (2)
Hawthorn (3)
Hawthorn (4)

Habitat for the first photo is exposed fields on the track to my house the other's are in woodland clearing only about 1/8 of a mile further down the track,so it show's how different a tree can look depending on the location,must say I prefer the gnarled one.The smell of the flowers was rather over powering in the woods,it is said that it is the same chemical that a decaying corpse produces,it was also classed as unlucky to bring the blossom into your home.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) interacts


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Very nice picture -

of the leaning one!. Is this part of n old hedge-line (in which case it may have been laid in the past, causing the shape), or is it down to the prevailing wind in an exposed spot?
There is an old folk-saying "marry in May, and you'll rue the day". Some interpret this as meaning that any offspring resulting from marital "enthusiasm" would likely be born in mid-winter, with a correspondingly higher risk of post-natal mortality.

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no luck

It is a very exposed spot there have never been hedges planted but stone mounds covered in turf,there are also some cup and ring markings and small groups of stones,there are only stone walls here,this stretch of track always get's snow drifts on it,as it get's the North,west winds.I have looked for old hedges and there seems to be nothing just some old Ash tree's and the hawthorns but rather poor boggy land.I have never heard of this saying but it would make sense as there was less food in the winter and bad weather too, it's a shame as lot's of the old meanings about plants is being lost.