Rowan berry bonanza

Have you ever seen anything like the Rowan berries this year?

rowan07The Rowan or Mountain Ash (Sorbus aucuparia) is having a bonanza year – it makes delicious jelly with a little added crab apple – they often grow nearby.

Rowan has all sorts of folklore attached to it – in Norse mythology it is the tree from which the first woman was made; in theUK it protects against witchcraft – you can read more in – guess what?  An Illustrated Country Year

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Just one more photo – amazing isnt it?

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2 Responses to Rowan berry bonanza

  1. I did not realize the mountain ash was also called rowan berry! Have seen lots of these trees here in the U.S. and Canada. But rowan berry is an old English name. It is abundant.

  2. Pingback: European Mountain Ash ~ Sorbus aucuparia L. | Joyful Restoration

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