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Hawthorn Blossom (Crataegus monygna)
Photo By Impy The Garden of England
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This plant has a LOT of names in the UK.
Hagthorn, Haw, May, Mayblossom, Maybush, Mayflower, Maythorn, Quickthorn, Whitethorn,
and most puzzling of all 'Bread and Cheese Tree'
'Hawthorn' comes from the Anglo-Saxon 'Hagathorn'. Haga meaning hedge, but may have undergone a further transformations as the fruit are known as Haws
Haws are rich in vitimin C and can be eaten, they are sometimes used to make wine or jellies, and are used commercially in the production of medicines for heart conditions.