SP9534 : Blackthorn View

taken 10 years ago, near to Woburn, Bedfordshire, Great Britain

Blackthorn View
Blackthorn View
A view through a Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) bush looking down Crawley Road in the direction of Woburn. I am reasonably confident of the ID of this plant as Blackthorn, though it may be a hybrid with another Prunus species. Blackthorn is very common, though for a while I thought it might be a flowering cherry such as Cherry Plum (Prunus cerasifera). In the autumn the answer will be revealed if I return, as blackthorn produces sloes, luscious looking blue-black berries dusted with a yeast bloom - they look inviting but are in fact very bitter ... good for making sloe gin with though !
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SP9534, 7 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 14 March, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 16 March, 2007
Category
Flora   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9508 3407 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:59.8167N 0:36.9917W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9508 3407
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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