Aronia arbutifolia

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Aronia arbutifolia
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Aronia
Species: A. arbutifolia
Binomial name
Aronia arbutifolia
(L.) Pers. 1806
Synonyms[1]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Plant List, Aronia arbutifolia (L.) Pers.
  2. ^ "Aronia arbutifolia". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  3. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  4. ^ Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map
  5. ^ Flora of North America, Aronia arbutifolia (Linnaeus) Persoon, Red chokeberry

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