Botanical name: Sorbusaucuparia
Common names: Rowan,Mountainash
- Mature trees can grow up top 15m and live for up to 200 years. Bark is smooth and silvery grey
- Leaves: pinnate (featherlike), with 5-8 pairs of leaflets. Each leaflet is long, oval and toothed
- Flowers: Each flower contains male and female reproductive parts. Flowers appear in dense clusters, each one bearing five creamy white petals
- Fruits: bright red fruits. Rich in vitamin C. They are used to make jelly.
- Great for wildlife. Leaves eaten by caterpillars and moths. Flowers provide pollen to bees and other pollinating insects. Berries are a rich source of food for birds in the autumn.
- Colour: Pale pink
Blue-grey (iron mordant)
- Parts used/Foraging Season: Berries, Autumn
Smallholding and Poet’s path, cottage end.