Crataegus monogyna Jacq. (oneseed hawthorn)

Scientific name : Crataegus monogyna Jacq.
Botanical Family : Rosaceae

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English name : oneseed hawthorn
Description : Hawthorn, Crataegus monogyna Jacq.; a shrub or small tree, the branchlets often ending in stiff sharp thorns ; leaves borne on very short annual shoots, stalked, with a pair of lanceolate acute leafy stipules at the base of the stalk; blade obovate-wedge-shaped in outline, 3-lobed, lobes ascending coarsely 2-3-toothed, bright green and glabrous or slightly hairy below in the axils of the main nerves ; flowers fragrant, arranged in short broad corymbs at the ends of the short leafy shoots ; bracts very small and soon falling off; stalks hairy towards the top and on the calyx-tube ; calyx-lobes 5, widely separated, oblong-lanceolate, not hairy ; petals 5, white or tinged with pink, much overlapping in bud (imbricate), free from one another, rounded-obovate ; stamens about 25 ; anthers pink ; ovary inferior, with 1 rather thick style woolly at the base and a head-like stigma ; fruit a red " berry," more or less globose, crowned by the short calyx-lobes, with a mealy exterior and containing a hard nut (drupe) containing a single seed.

There are two species in Britain, that described above and Crataegus oxyacanthoides Thuill, with less cut leaves.

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