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Plant Name:

Black Hawthorn

Scientific Name:

Crataegus douglasii


Black Hawthorn is a deciduous tree or shrub with thorny branches and clusters of white flowers that give way to small black berries.


Forests, woodlands, open areas


The berries of Black Hawthorn attract various bird species and mammals. The plant also provides cover and nesting sites for birds.

Growing Conditions:

Thrives in well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.


Black Hawthorn wood is used for tool handles, fence posts, and other small wooden objects. The plant has also been used medicinally for its potential health benefits.

(please exercise caution and consult additional sources or experts before consuming any vegetation):


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Fun Facts:

Black Hawthorn is also known as "Blackthorn".

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Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz

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