Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1443

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Waif(s)

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 11-15 leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals
5 petals

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Orange-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 aucuparia ssp. aucuparia   FAMILY Rosaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sorbus aucuparia   FAMILY Rosaceae

LESS THAN Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Pyrus aucuparia

 

COMMON NAME:
European Mountain-ash, Rowan


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image of Sorbus aucuparia ssp. aucuparia

Zelimir Borzan, University of Zagreb, Bugwood.org    bug_1379054

        

image of Sorbus aucuparia ssp. aucuparia

L.H. / USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_soau_005_lhd

        

image of Sorbus aucuparia ssp. aucuparia

JK Marlow    jkm0407o_30

July    Haywood County    NC

image of Sorbus aucuparia ssp. aucuparia

JK Marlow    jkm0407o_32

July    Haywood County    NC

A small, widely planted European tree which occasionally naturalizes, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

image of Sorbus aucuparia ssp. aucuparia

Gil Wojciech, Polish Forest Research Institute, Bugwood.org     bug_1261144

Month Unknown        

image of Sorbus aucuparia ssp. aucuparia

Tom DeGomez, University of Arizona, Bugwood.org    bug_5390022

Month Unknown        

Leaves with 11-15 bluntly pointed hairy leaflets, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE pinnately compound leaves of trees

image of Sorbus aucuparia ssp. aucuparia

Tom DeGomez, University of Arizona, Bugwood.org    bug_5390024

Month Unknown        

Flowers white, 1/3" across, malodorous, borne in 3-5" flat-topped corymbs, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.

image of Sorbus aucuparia ssp. aucuparia

Robert Vidéki, Doronicum Kft., Bugwood.org    bug_5399767

Month Unknown        

image of Sorbus aucuparia ssp. aucuparia

Boris Hrasovec, Faculty of Forestry, Bugwood.org    bug_9008001

Month Unknown        

Fruit an orange pome, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.