West Highland Flora

Rowan


Sorbus Aucuparia

 

Sorbus Aucuparia

Photo Carl Farmer
22 Sep 2002 Portree, Skye

A common tree beside burns, in woods and on cliff ledges

Height up to 15 metres, flowers & berries c 7.5 mm

ID: The only tree with similar leaves is Ash, but that has its leaves and buds in opposite pairs, whereas Rowan has them alternating up the stem.

Other features: Large purple winter buds with white hairs and an asymmetrical tip.

 

Sorbus Aucuparia

Photo Carl Farmer
22 Sep 2002 Portree, Skye

  Sorbus Aucuparia

Photo Carl Farmer
5 Jan 2003 Scorrybreac, Skye
Trunk 6.5 cm across at this point



Sorbus Aucuparia

Photo Carl Farmer
8 May 2002 Portree, Skye

  Sorbus Aucuparia

Photo Carl Farmer
24 May 2003 Portree, Skye
 

  Above: Flowers

Left: Buds

 


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