Species: Crataegus monogyna
Serbian mythology states that the hawthorn is deadly to vampires and stakes must be made of hawthorn wood. A useful tip with Hallowe'en coming up? :-)
Specie: Rosa canina
There are many varieties of wild rose which produce hips with different physical characteristics. Oval and without a beard of sepals, unlike other types of rosehip.
High vitamin C content and used commercially in the production of marmalade and syrup, amongst other products. It is unknown where the name canina (dog) originated
Species: Hippophae rhamnoides
High content of vitamins C and E.
Leaves are eaten by a number of moth species, and the berries are favoured by fieldfares (a member of the thrush family)
Specie: Cotoneaster simonsii
A garden plant which, spread by birds, grows well in the wild
Contone is from the Latin name from "quince", cotoneus
Aster is from the Latin word "resembling", aster
Introduced from the Himalayas
Berries are particularly enjoyed by blackbirds and thrushes, pollinated by flies and midges