Scandinavian Mountains over 2000m - Flora & Fauna

Scandinavian Mountains over 2000 metres - James Baxter

Flora & FaunaTrees & Shrubs › Rowan

Sorbus aucuparia, Rowan, Rogn. 10m.

A widespread tree which can be found in a variety of habitats up to 850m, sometimes higher. They can tolerate shade.

Clusters of white flowers appear in May. The fertilized ones ripen to red berries in August. These berries are attractive to many passerine (song) birds who eat them and disperse the seeds in their droppings.

The pinnate leaves turn a rich red in the autumn before falling.