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The Blackthorn

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 A widely distributed shrub species in our country is the blackthorn or scientifically Prunus spinosa. Compared to elderberry hawthorn, it is shorter, it can reach a maximum of 2 to 3 m in height. The leaves have 2 to 4 cm, the flowers are white from 1 to 2 cm, and the fruits are black, bluish-whitish.

The blackthorn can be found from the plains to the mountainous areas.

Did you know that...

  • The fruits and flowers of blackthorn are used to treat kidney diseases, gout, growth disorders, in slimming cures and much more.

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  • Blackthorn fruits can be used for the preparation of jam, syrup, wine, etc.

  • In some areas of the country, corn is sown when the blackthorn blooms.