Shrubs of Wisconsin

Sorbus americana Marshall
American mountain ash
Family: Rosaceae
plant branch leaf fruit



Sorbus americana has compound, alternate leaves and dark reddish, sticky buds. The small flowers are white and crowded into much-branched inflorescences. The berry-like fruits are actually pomes (the same form as an apple) and are a bright red. See the key for help in distinguishing among the 3 species of Sorbus in Wisconsin.

Sorbus americana reaches its southwestern range limit in Wisconsin and is found mostly in the northern half of the state. It is not common.


known Wisconsin distribution


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