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Sorbus aucuparia

Sorbus aucuparia

Sorbus aucuparia L. Engl.: European mountain ash, mountain ash, rowan, cock-drunk, Fowler's service, hen-drunk, quickbeam, rowan tree, sorb apple, witch-wood, witchen. Deu.: Eberesche, Gemeine Eberesche, Gewöhnliche Eberesche, Mehlbeere, Quitschbeere, Vogelbeere. Suom.: pihlaja, kotipihlaja. Sven.: rönn. Bot. syn.: Mespilus aucuparia Scop., Pyrus aucuparia (L.) Gaertn., Sorbus glabrata (Wimm. & Grab.) Hedl.

Photo: Sorbus aucuparia 8.

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Flowering branches. Kullaa, Finland. Wild. 2000-06-15.

Photo: Sorbus aucuparia 6.

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1998 was a good year for mountain ash berries. Liljendal, Finland. Wild. 1998-09-01.

Photo: Sorbus aucuparia 5.

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The wildform (red berries) and a cultivar (yellow berries), growing side by side. Helsinki, Finland. Wild. 1998-09-01.

Photo: Sorbus aucuparia 4.

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Tree burdened with berries. Helsinki, Finland. Wild. 1995-10-01.

Photo: Sorbus aucuparia 2.

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Branch in fruit. Liljendal, Finland. Wild. 1992-08-01.

Photo: Sorbus aucuparia 1.

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Fruit and leaf. You only get a real harvest of berries once every 3 years or so. Espoo, Finland. Wild. 1992-08-01.

Photo: Sorbus aucuparia.

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Leaf. This is the time to pick them. Just be sure you've got permission from the landowner. In blind taste tests the tea from fermented leaves beat everything but Ribes nigrum leaves. Liljendal, Finland. Wild. 1992-06-01.

Photo: Sorbus aucuparia 3.

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Young tree in spring. Liljendal, Finland. Wild. 1992-06-01.

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