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Sorbus decora, commonly known as the showy mountain-ash or "dogberry" is a deciduous shrub or very small tree native to northeastern North America. It occurs throughout the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Mixedwood forest region, the New England-Acadian forest region, and the eastern Canadian boreal forests.
Showy mountain-ash is very similar to the closely related American mountain-ash. Like the American mountain-ash (Sorbus americana), the showy mountain-ash has pinnately compound leaves and often large clusters of flowers and fruits. However, a useful distinguishing feature of this species is its shiny, sticky buds.
The fruits are an important source of food for wildlife, particularly birds in the winter and early spring.
- Farrar, J.L. (1995). Trees in Canada. Markham, Ontario: Fitzhenry and Whitside/Canadian Forest Service.
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