Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn) Blossom

The old saying “Ne’er cast a clout till May be out” actually refers to the blossom of the Hawthorn, known as May blossom, rather than the month of May. Suggesting that if it is warm enough for the blossom to flower, it is warm enough to lose some winter clothes. It’s still a bit chilly here at the moment though! The blossom on the Hawthorn or Crataegus monogyna is absolutely stunning this year and the scent filled the air this morning.

Crataegus monogyna or Hawthorn blossom

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