Name: Common Hawthorn
Scientific name: Crataegus monogyna
Category: Trees and bushes
Nature Stars: 30
About: The commonest hedgerow shrub. Thorny, with pinky-white flowers during May and masses of red fruits ('haws') during the winter.
How to identify: Told from the similar Midland Hawthorn by the more deeply lobed leaves and only having a single seed in each fruit.
Fantastic fact: Also known as May Thorn, May Blossom or Quick Thorn.
Photograph credit: Philip Precey