Name: Rowan

Scientific name: Sorbus aucuparia

Category: Trees and bushes

Nature Stars: 40

What are nature stars?

About: A small tree of mountains, heathland and woodland edges, as well as frequently planted in towns and gardens.

How to identify: Recognised by the Ash-like leaves with toothed edges and the masses of red berries during the autumn and winter.

Where: Widespread

Fantastic fact: Also known as Mountain Ash, because of the shape of the leaves being similar to Ash.

Photograph credit: Philip Precey

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