The Rowan: A Tree of The Family Rosaceae

Rowan

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


Five interesting facts about the rowan:


  • 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.

Rowan
Rowan fruits, Lithuania

Rowan
Rowan fruits, Lithuania

Sorbus aucuparia
Rowan fruits, Lithuania

Rowan
Rowan fruits, Lithuania

Sorbus aucuparia
Rowan fruits, Lithuania

Rowan
Rowan fruits, Lithuania

3 comments

  1. I didnt know Rowan fruits could help with inflammation. Nice posts. Such a vibrant plant.

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  2. I've never heard of the Rowan fruit before, or its benefits. It sounds like a very advantageous fruit tree to have around!

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  3. Interesting tree. We have a similar tree with berries called gris gris in my country.

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