Colours of Scotland - Autumn/Fall
Some trees put on quite a show in Autumn/Fall. Some are foreign imports but others like the rowan and beech have been part of the scenery of Scotland for centuries.
Acers are a Japanese maple and this variety, in a shady wood, looks as if it has gone on fire!
Although the rowan has grown in Scotland for centuries, modern varieties like this one are being specially cultivated to produce these colourful leaves in October. The Latin name for rowan is "sorbus".
Many sycamore leaves used to just turn brown at the end of the season but new varieties are producing more colourful shows. This one is in a supermarket car park on the edge of Glasgow.
The sycamore is a member of the maple family.
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