SJ8956 : Rowan berries

near to Knypersley, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Rowan berries
Rowan berries
This Rowan, or Mountain Ash, beside the path to Coracle Grove is carrying a really good crop of berries this year.

The Common Rowan, Mountain Ash, Quickbeam or Whitty Tree(Sorbus aucuparia) has flat-topped clusters of creamy white flowers in late spring, these will develop into bright red berries that provide a food source for birds. Its leaves are very similar to the unrelated Ash with each leaf divided into separate leaflets. Found right across the UK, the Rowan is surrounded by superstition- especially in Scottish Highlands and Islands where they are believed to keep evil spirits away and felling one is considered to bring very bad luck.
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2011
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 20 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 21 July, 2011
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Tree (from Tags)
Rowan  Mountain Ash 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 892 567 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:6.4698N 2:9.7130W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 892 567
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Tree  Whitty Tree  Quickbeam  Sorbus Aucuparia  Berries  Rowan Berries 

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