Tuesday 11th July 2017
Common Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)
The common hawthorn can be found on hedges around Greenacres Rainford and can be identified by its deeply lobed leaves, small white flowers and haws. The haws are the deep red berries that are a staple food source of a number of birds that also build nests in the dense, spined branches within the hedge. We also have a few midland hawthorns on site, and these can be identified by the much shallower lobes on the leaves.
By Tom Cowley