SK9923 : Colours of Hawthorn Blossom 3

taken 4 years ago, near to Swayfield, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Colours of Hawthorn Blossom 3
Colours of Hawthorn Blossom 3
Crataegus species exists in many varieties, and they exhibit a range of colouration in the blossoms. They also hybridise. This, like SK9922 : Colours of Hawthorn Blossom 1 is Crataegus monogyna, the Common Hawthorn but this specimen has the pink anthers that some of them adopt. When I was younger this was thought to be because those were bearing ripe pollen, but the pollen of Hawthorn is barely visible, and when collected is amber-brown, the bee keepers tell me. This pink colouration is probably a signal to the bees. Hawthorn blossom produces nectar only for a short period compared to other flowering species.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 30 May, 2015   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 3 June, 2015
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Lowlands  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 996 231 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:47.8144N 0:31.4455W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 996 231
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