Aronia melanocarpa (Michaux) Elliott. Phen: May-Jun; Aug-Sep. Hab: Balds, forests, and openings and exposed rock outcrops at high elevations, bogs in the Mountains, seeps and headwater wetlands in the Coastal Plain and lower Piedmont. Dist: NL west to ON and MN, extending south to e. VA, ec. NC, n. GA, n. AL, MS, and MO.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Synonymy: = C, FNA9, G, GW2, K3, K4, NE, NY, S, Tn, Va, Guo et al (2011); = Photinia melanocarpa (Michx.) J.B.Phipps – Ar, Il, K1, Pa, Robertson et al (1991); = Pyrus melanocarpa (Michx.) Willd. – F, WV, Robertson (1974); = Sorbus melanocarpa (Michx.) Heynh. – RAB; < Aronia melanocarpa (Michx.) Elliott – W, (also see A. prunifolia)