Hawthorne 'Winter King'
Crataegus verides Ilex
December 30, 2006
Many plants have evolved the ability to produce red berries that alert
hungry birds to an easy meal. Birds can carry seeds from the fruit long
distances in their guts before eliminating them, intact and ready to
grow. The berries shown above are on shrubs and a small tree (the hawthorn)
that were planted in 2002 near the Water Purification Facility. By spring
the berries will probably all have been consumed.