|Hawthorn fruit hangs in clusters|
They are related to roses, of all things. But, when you think about it, those berries look a bit like rose hips.
The berries are called haws.
I've read that people make Haw Jam out of the berries but we usually have enough jam without harvesting our Hawthorn berries or our Elderberries for that matter.
Plus, the haws can cause digestive upset in humans.
|the thorns are incredible|
|Hawthorn trees provide berries for food and thorns to protect nests from predators|