In article <Pine.HPP.3.91.960327133931.16900B-100000 at commlink.zdv.uni-
tuebingen.de>, martin adler <kapib01 at commlink.zdv.uni-tuebingen.de>
>>>> Does anybody know how I can find out what the Scientific designation
>> (Genus species) for the Irish plant called "Blackthorn" or the
>> English "Whitethorn" (a.k.a. simply "Thorn")?
>>>using some of the German names I have in mind, I propose
>>"Blackthorn" is Prunus spinosa and
>"Whitethorn" is Crataegus monogyna and/or Crataegus laevigata
>>nobody here from the British Isles?
OK, OK. I agree. It is just that whitethorn is not a name usually
applied to anything here.
Stephen J Bungard aka stephenb at zenecabp.demon.co.uk
If there are opinions in the above they are mine all mine - unless, of course,
they are yours .... or someone else'e....