Hawthorn, Crataegus monogyna
Young leaves can be eaten raw. The flowers can be made into wine and the ripe berries make a great jelly.
When and where to find it:
Usually flowers between May and June. The fruit appears in late August to November. Widespread and can be found in hedgerows and open woodlands.
A thorny deciduous shrub/small tree. Can grow up to 10m. Beware of the thornes!
Paul has had an interest in the outdoors since he was a young kid. Walking, tracking and exploring the wilderness around him, from disused overgrown railway lines to the vast wilderness of the UK national parks. Over the last few years Paul has honed his skills into specific areas of bushcraft and survival. He is an expert in map reading, shelter building and knots, traps and fishing.