6th Moon of the Celtic Year - (May 13 - June 9)
Latin name: crataegus oxyacantha (from the Greek 'kratos' - hardenss, 'oxus' - sharp, and 'akantha' - thorn).
Celtic name: Huath (pronounced: Hoh' uh)
Folk or Common names: Bread and Cheese Tree, Gaxels, Hagthorn, Halves, Haw, Hazels, Huath, Ladies' Meat, May, Mayblossom, May Bush, Mayflower, May Tree, Midland Hawthorn Quick, Thorn, Tree of Chastity.
Parts Used: Berries, wood, branches, seeds, flowers.
"The fair maid, who on the first of May,Goes to the fields at the break of day,And bathes in the dew from the hawthorn tree,Will ever strong and handsome be".