Aronia arbutifolia

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Aronia arbutifolia
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Aronia
A. arbutifolia
Binomial name
Aronia arbutifolia
(L.) Pers. 1806
  • Mespilus arbutifolia L. 1753
  • Adenorachis arbutifolia (L.) Nieuwl.
  • Aronia densa Carrière
  • Aronia × densiflora Spach
  • Aronia glabrescens Spach
  • Aronia nigra Dippel
  • Aronia pubens Spach
  • Aronia pumila (Neumann) M.Roem.
  • Aronia pyrifolia (Lam.) Pers.
  • Crataegus pyrifolia Lam.
  • Hahnia arbutifolia (L.) Medik.
  • Photinia pyrifolia (Lam.) K.R.Robertson & J.B.Phipps
  • Pyrus arbutifolia (L.) L.f.
  • Pyrus densiflora (Spach) Steud.
  • Pyrus pumila Neumann ex Tausch.
  • Sorbus arbutifolia (L.) Heynh.
  • Sorbus densiflora (Spach) Heynh.

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]


  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 (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-06-26. 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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