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Rowan

Sorbus aucuparia

Rowan or Mountain Ash is very tolerant of cold and is often found at high altitude on mountains; in the UK it occurs at up to 1000 m altitude, higher than any other tree. It can be found growing throughout Exmoor.

The latin name is derived from the use of the tree's shoots to make birdlime; "avis" a bird, and "capire" to catch.

More information can be found on the Woodland Trust website.