Aronia arbutifolia

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Aronia arbutifolia
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Aronia
Species: A. arbutifolia
Binomial name
Aronia arbutifolia
(L.) Pers. 1806
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Aronia arbutifolia, called the red chokeberry,[2][3] is a North American species of shrubs in the rose family. It is native to eastern Canada and to the eastern and central United States, from eastern Texas to Nova Scotia inland to Ontario, Ohio, Kentucky, and Oklahoma.[4]

Aronia arbutifolia is a branching shrub forming clumps by means of stems forming from the roots. Flowers are white or pink, producing black or bright red fruits. Many people consider the fruits to be foul-tasting. [5]

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