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Hawthorn flower (Crataegus Monogyna) is a shrub that grows in late spring. The flower that grows from this shrub is the May birth month flower.

This shrub grows both flowers and berries. The berries are called haws, and are edible. The berries are usually made into jellies, syrups, and jams, or used as flavorings for wines and brandy.

Hawthorn Flower

Hawthorn Flower

The Haw berries can also be eaten raw. They are red and look like grapes.

The flowers on the Hawthorn tree are small delicate white flowers. Each flower is composed of five petals, with red stamens in the center.

This shrub looks like a little tree. It has brown bark with stems growing form the bark. The stems have thorns and flowers growing on them.

This shrub grows to be a pretty large bush. It is very wide and many animals make their homes in the small tree.

The Hawthorn is most commonly grown in Europe, Asia, and North America. It also happens to be Missouri’s state flower.

While the shrub itself looks like something out of the wilderness, the little white flowers really make it something special.