Wildflowers of Bradlaugh Fields #25 Hawthorn

“Ne’er cast a clout til may be out” is often thought to refer to the idea that it’s too proverbially chilly to go out without winter clothing until the time when the hawthorn or may blossom is appearing. What do you think?

Be that as it may, if you compare hawthorn‘s flowers with those of apple, sloe or bramble you will see straight away just how similar they are to each other.

Crataegus monogyna

First hawthorn flowers on the Orchid Bank at Bradlaugh Fields

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Plenty more information about hawthorn here …

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One thought on “Wildflowers of Bradlaugh Fields #25 Hawthorn

  1. Pingback: Wildflowers of Bradlaugh Fields #45 Bramble or Blackberry | Visit Bradlaugh Fields

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