Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1440

Tree
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Common in NC Mountains, rare in GA

Look for it in high elevation forests, balds, & high elevation rock outcrops, often with Picea, Abies, and/or Betula alleghaniensis, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 13-17 leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals
5 petals
15-20 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Pome

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Sorbus americana   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sorbus americana   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-19-001:
Sorbus americana   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Pyrus americana

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain-ash, American Mountain-ash, American Rowan