Features and characters of the individual
This pretty shrub has found its place in a hedge in Duden Park, on the edge of a wood, just a stone's throw from the castel. Discreet all year round, Hawthorn is noticed at the beginning of May. It is impossible to pass by without noticing it: it is covered with a real coat of fragrant white flowers. A sweet scent that titillates our nostrils. A bright white that attracts the eye. A feast for pollinators. When we approach them our ears ring so many bees are foraging. This fairy tree has scientifically proven therapeutic powers. Flower infusions are good for the heart. They regulate the heart rate. They balance the tension: give a boost to the hypotensive ones, and soothe the nervous and hypertensive ones.
This portrait is enriched with an illustration from the Belgian Federal State Collection on permanent loan to the Meise Botanical Garden. See attached. Thanks to the library (heritage collection) for this contribution. https://www.plantentuinmeise.be/en/home/