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Sorbus aucuparia - Rowan

Phylum: Magnoliophyta - Class: Magnoliopsida - Order: Rosales - Family: Rosaceae

Rowan tree

Also known as the mountain ash, this lovely tree is often found beside upland streams and reservoirs.

Rowan berries

Many people are surprised to learn that the Rowan is a member of the rose family.

Leaves of a Rowan tree

Leaves

Rowan flowers

Flowers

The flowers of the rowan are white, rather like those of the elder, and its orange berries provide a splash of colour from mid summer through to late autumn and occasionally into the new year.

Closeup of Rowan flowers

Even most old Rowan trees have smoothish bark.

Bark of a Rowan tree