Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Check out EDDMapS.org to see where this has been reported.
Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
European Mountain-ash, Rowan
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JK Marlow jkm0407o_32
July Haywood County NC
A small, widely planted European tree which occasionally naturalizes, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.
Tom DeGomez, University of Arizona, Bugwood.org bug_5390022
Leaves with 11-15 bluntly pointed hairy leaflets, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.
COMPARE pinnately compound leaves of trees
Tom DeGomez, University of Arizona, Bugwood.org bug_5390024
Flowers white, 1/3" across, malodorous, borne in 3-5" flat-topped corymbs, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.
Boris Hrasovec, Faculty of Forestry, Bugwood.org bug_9008001
Fruit an orange pome, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.
Documented growing wild in - NC -
Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
Odd-pinnately compound: 11-15 leaflets
5 united sepals
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast p073
- Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge p11
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide p334