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Friday, November 24, 2017

Rowan, Lithuania
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Sorbus aucuparia

The Rowan or Mountain ash (Sorbus aucuparia) is a species of deciduous tree or shrub in the rose family Rosaceae.



Five interesting facts about Sorbus aucuparia:

  • The tree is native to Europe and has been widely planted in North America.
  • It grows up to 15 m in height and can live for up to 200 years.
  • In England it was once widely planted by houses as a protection against witches.
  • It is a sacred tree of ancient Finns.
  • Rowan fruits have been used in the traditional Lithuanian medicine internally (as tea, syrup, jelly or liqueur) to reduce inflammation of the respiratory tract.

European ash
Rowan fruits, Lithuania
Sorbus aucuparia
Rowan fruits, Lithuania
Sorbus aucuparia
Rowan fruits, Lithuania
Sorbus aucuparia
Rowan fruits, Lithuania
Sorbus aucuparia
Rowan fruits, Lithuania
Sorbus aucuparia
Rowan fruits, Lithuania
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