Wild Service

Name: Wild Service

Scientific name: Sorbus torminalis

Category: Trees and bushes

Nature Stars: 60

What are nature stars?

About: A large tree of ancient woodlands, particularly on heavy clay soils.

How to identify: Recognised by the jagged palmate leaves with white flowers and small apple-like fruit.

Where: Widespread

Fantastic fact: Also known as Chequers Tree, which gave its name to many pubs and to the country residence of the British Prime Minister.

Photograph credit: Philip Precey

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