Common Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) - Garden spider on Common hawthorn - September 2017
A Garden spider on a Common Hawthorn bush located in the Hill Barton industrial estate within Exeter, UK. === Video taken: 08/09/2017 Common hawthorn is a deciduous tree native in the UK and across Europe. It is also known as the May-tree, due to its flowering period, it is the only British plant named after the month in which it blooms. C. monogyna is a small, rounded deciduous tree with glossy, deeply lobed leaves and flat sprays of cream flowers, followed by dark red berries in autumn === Foliage Deciduous Habit Bushy Toxicity Fruit may cause mild stomach upset if ingested Hardiness H7 === Moisture Well-drained, Moist but well-drained Soil Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral === Size Ultimate height 4-8 metres Ultimate spread 4-8 metres Time to ultimate height 20-50 years === Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Eudicots (unranked): Rosids Order: Rosales Family: Rosaceae Genus: Crataegus Series: Crataegus Species: C. monogyna
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