Origin: Europe and Mediterranean

Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Amygdaloideae
Tribe: Maleae
Subtribe: Malinae
Scientific Name: Crataegus monogyna

Folk Names: Hawberry, may, maybush, maythorn, motherdie, quickthorn, thornapple, whitethorn


Element: Fire
Day: Friday
Planet: Venus
Zodiac: Virgo
Associated Celebrations: Floralia
Deities: Cardea, Flora, Hymen, and the Fae

Parts used: Leaves, flowers, berries

Magical Properties: Love (especially self-love), purification, protection, happiness, fertility, luck, hope, connection to otherworld and faeries, mending a broken heart

Substitutions: Apricot