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Location
Widespread, but particularly recorded on the slopes of the southern Misty Mountains, as well as the Emyn Muil and among the hills of northern Beleriand during the First Age
Species
Sorbus aucuparia
Meaning
From Scots roun, and ultimately from a root word meaning 'red' in reference to the berries of the rowan
Other names
Carnimírië, Lassemista, Orofarnë; commonly referred to as the 'mountain ash'

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Rowans

Scarlet-berried trees of mountain slopes

Trees of the genus Sorbus, also called 'mountain ash'. Found especially on the slopes of mountains and hills, these trees with their unmistakable red berries once grew in the western Fangorn Forest, in the regions close to Isengard.


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