Phylum: Magnoliophyta - Class: Magnoliopsida - Order: Rosales - Family: Rosaceae
Also known as the mountain ash, this lovely tree is often found beside upland streams and reservoirs.
Many people are surprised to learn that the Rowan is a member of the rose family.
The flowers of the rowan are white, rather like those of the elder, and its orange berries provide a splash of colour from mid summer through to late autumn and occasionally into the new year.
Even most old Rowan trees have smoothish bark.