Trees of Wisconsin

Sorbus decora (Sarg.) C.K. Schneid.
northern mountain ash
Family: Rosaceae
tree branch branch leaf bud
Sorbus decora is a shrub or small tree with compound, alternate leaves and red, sticky buds. The small flowers are white and crowded in much-branched inflorescences and the berry-like fruits are red. See the key for help in distinguishing among the 3 species of Sorbus in Wisconsin.

Sorbus decora reaches its southwestern range limit in Wisconsin and is found mostly in the northern part of the state. Most reported sites are from the Bayfield county area, Sauk and Iowa County area and Door County.


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