Hawthorn is native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere in Europe, Asia and North America.
The name “hawthorn” was originally applied to the species native to northern Europe, especially the common hawthorn C. monogyna, and the unmodified name is often so used in Britain and Ireland.
The name is now also applied to the entire genus and to the related Asian genus Rhaphiolepis.
Haw is originally an Old English term for hedge, applies to the fruit.
Can guinea pigs eat hawthorn?
It’s not advised to feed Hawthorn due to their lethal prickles.
For more foods that guinea pigs can and can’t eat check out our guinea pig food list.