Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Hawthorn Flowers - Crataegus monogyna

Yep, Hawthorn Flowers aka the May Flower, not only are they a late spring time treat to look at and indeed smell, but they also offer a tasty trail side nibble with a distinct Almond flavour, which of course is provided by the Cyanide that's present in the flowers, don't worry though you would have to eat a  seriously massive amount to become poisoned by it, although it has  to be said that certain documents state that some people have suffered an allergic reaction to the Cyanide, despite the low levels.

Please get proper training from a local expert before eating wild foods

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