Mountain Ash
Mountain Ash

A classic orange berried tree in our woods, the Rowan tree or Mountain Ash has these beautiful thick sprays of blossoms, which mirror the bunches of berries to follow, of course. Prior to this project, I had never connected them with what was to follow. Technically this is a fruit blossom, though the fruit is not one we enjoy as the taste is apparently not pleasant and it’s used mostly in concoctions against various ills (with no research to back up any claims apparently). The birds don’t seem to mind though and the odd one will get intoxicated from it. The floor is always carpeted with orange in the fall. Have a lovely day! A Flower a Day #308  (NB while I make every effort to identify the flowers posted, I make no guarantee that the name is correct. It’s about the photograph, not the name.:-)

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4 Responses

  1. Isn’t it wonderful how fruit tree blooms often appear in to mimick, (as Ellie pointed out) the fruit to come. It’s a heads up to alert you to keep your eyes peeled for the colourful change to come. The aroma from the blooms is another tease that has you thinking, can it get any better than this? Beautiful to look at! Heavenly to smell! And then it does! When the sweet fruit appears- certainly interesting to look at, often a tasty treat and good for us too. This particular fruit is more for the birds than us humans but still delivers on all other fronts. Thank you, Ellie, for another visual delight.

    1. That is so true. So many of these delicious blooms have even more wonderful outcomes. In this case I am more than happy to let the birds gorge on them as they need the nutrients they supply I have no doubt. It’s particularly interesting to see the orange stains on snow in winter when the waxwing troupe has been feasting! Thanks again, Janet.

  2. Thanks Ellie it was a lovely surprise, beautiful blossom. Never really took notice of it before. So I think I have one growing in the backyard. Thanks again for sharing Hope you have a lovely day. Hugs to you and Steve

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