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Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) (Nox)

Invasive Assessment | Impact Assessment | Potential Distribution | Present Distribution

Scientific name: Crataegus monogyna Jacq.

Common name:



Noxious weed.


Humid and subhumid temperate regions, growing well in most soils and colonising shallow stoney sites where annual rainfall is over 600 mm (Parsons and Cuthbertson 1992). Infestations are usually associated with its use in hedges from where it forms thickets along roadsides and forest margins and colonises poorly managed pastures (Parsons and Cuthbertson 1992). Hawthorn is a weed of lowland grassland and grassy woodland, dry sclerophyll forest and woodland, damp sclerophyll forest and riparian vegetation (Carr
et al 1992).

Photo: Hawthorn Flower
Hawthorn flowers (November)
Photo: Mark Imhof
Photo: Hawthorn fruit (February)
Hawthorn fruit (February)
Photo: Mark Imhof
Photo: Hawthorn Tree
Hawthorn tree
Photo: Mark Imhof
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