Sorbus Americana Tree Information

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Sorbus Americana grows in the following 28 states and provinces:

Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin

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The Sorbus Americana is commonly known as the American Mountain-ash, Cormier (Quebec), Dogberry, Missey-mossey, Mountain Ash, Roundwood as well as Small-fruited Mountain Ash.

The accepted scientific name for American mountain-ash is Sorbus americana Marsh. . There are no recognized subspecies, varieties or forms. American mountain-ash hybridizes naturally with black chokeberry (Pyrus melanocarpa), producing P. xmixta Fern., and with purple chokeberry (P. floribunda), producing P. xjackii (Rehd) Fern. .

American mountain-ash occurs in northeastern North America from Newfoundland and Nova Scotia south to New Jersey and Pennsylvania and in the mountains to South Carolina and Georgia, west to Minnesota and eastern North and South Dakota .

American mountain-ash is listed as codominant with balsam fir (Abies balsamea) on Isle Royale, Michigan. The primary associates in the shrub layer include American yew (Taxus canadensis), mountain maple (Acer spicatum), and honeysuckle (Lonicera canadensis). Ground layer associates include yellow beadlily (Clintonia borealis), northern clubmoss (Lycopodium annotium), twinflower (Linnea borealis), woodfern (Dryopteris disjuncta), naked miterwort (Mitella nuda), alpine circaea (Circaea alpina), wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis), and red raspberry (Rubus idaeus var. strugosis) .

Some of the information provided here is attributed to:Sullivan, Janet. 1992. Sorbus americana. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). , available at the USDA Fire Effects Information System (FEIS) website