Common hawthorn

Common hawthorn tree, Crataegus monogyna

Hawthorns are plants belonging to the genus Crataegus. Associated with Faerie, is considered deadly to vampires and it is thought unlucky to cut a plant down at anytime other than when it is in bloom.[Footnote 1]

In the seriesEdit

Cold DaysEdit

Common hawthorn flowers

Common hawthorn flowers

In Cold Days, the Redcap hits Harry Dresden with a hawthorn dart, causing a bleeding wound that does not easily heal.[1] According to Kringle, hawthorn burns hot and does not care for Winter Faerie.[2]


  1. Crataegus - Wikipedia

See alsoEdit

  1. Cold Days, ch. 39
  2. Cold Days, ch. 53
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