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Identify Spring Blossoms

Identify Spring Blossoms

How can you tell the difference between different blossoms seen in the Spring?

Wild Pear
Wild Cherry
Crab Apple
Blackthorn
Rowan
Hawthorn

Here are my top tips to help you:-

HAWTHORN

Hawthorn

Scented flowers are seen in May, often in flat topped clusters containing approx 25 flowers.

Individual flowers have with five, white petals. The whole flower is about 10mm diameter.

Look out for Hawthorn’s red stamens.

ROWAN

Rowan

Rowan also has flowers which are 5–10 mm diameter.

Its petals are creamy-white and smaller than Blackthorn.

They grow in dense clusters but  WITHOUT the flat tops which distinguish the Hawthorn.

BLACKTHORN

Blackthorn

Blackthorn is an early blossom, appearing in March or April, before the leaves.

Creamy-white flowers 15mm diameter appear on short stalks.

They grow either singularly or in pairs.

WILD CHERRY

Wild Cherry

Wild Cherry flowers seen in April are white, cup-shaped with five petals.

Each one measuring 8-15mm across.

They hang in clusters of between 2-6.

Crab Apple

Crab Apple

Crab Apple has clusters of small pink-tinged white flowers.

They measure up to 5 cm across.

These blossoms appear in late spring – usually in April and May.

WILD PEAR

Wild Pear

Wild pear has five white, widely splayed petals with blunt ends.

The stamens are prominent and dark tipped.

The sepals are yellow and pointed.

It blossoms in late Spring and it’s branches have thorns. 

I do hope you have lots of fun identifying all the tree blossoms that you find, in Spring.

Kim Mackenzy Andrews is a writer, artist and photographer.

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