Colors

Data mode

Account

Login
Sign up

Copy permalink to share

Sorbus americana Marshall. American Mountain-Ash, American Rowan, Roundwood, Missy-Moosy, Dogberry. Phen: Jun-Jul; Sep-Oct (persisting well into winter). Hab: High elevation forests, balds, and high elevation rock outcrops, often with Picea, Abies, and/or Betula alleghaniensis. Dist: NL (Newfoundland) west to MN, south to PA, w. NC, e. TN, ne. GA, and n. IL

ID notes: This small-to-medium tree is showy in most seasons; in the summer its creamy-white corymbs are attractive, the leaves turn a bright orange-red in fall, and the red berries persist well into winter.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = C, FNA9, G, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, S13, Tn, W, Jones (1939), McAllister (2005); = Pyrus americana (Marshall) DC. – F, WV

Show in key(s)

Show parent genus

Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Midwest: FAC
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FAC

Heliophily ?: 6

Your browser does not support SVGs

Hover over a shape, letter, icon, or arrow on the map for definition or see the legend.

image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Joey Shaw source | Original Image ⭷

Feedback

See something wrong or missing on about Sorbus americana? Let us know here: (Please include your name and email if at all complicated so we can clarify if needed.) We greatly appreciate feedback, and will include updates from you in our next webapp update, which can take a few months.


back to original search ↑ | show next »

Cite as...