Shrubs of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Rosaceae
Sorbus americana (American Mountain-ash)
Flower colorwhite
Number of petals5
Petal statefree
Leaf persistencedeciduous
Leaf arrangementalternate
Leaf groupingpinnately compoune
Leaf marginserrate
Leaf/leaflet shapelanceolate
Fruit typefleshy
Fruit colorred
Flowering datesearly-June
Fruiting datesAugust
HabitatRocky ridges
LocalitySkinner State Park, along the summit ridge east of Summit House.
DescriptionShrub or occasionally small tree 2 - 20 feet tree with alternate compound leaves. The 11 - 17 leaflets are sharply serrate and have pointed tips. The inflorescence is flat topped and has small flowers. The fruits are about ? inch in diameter.
CommentThis shrub occurs along the summit ridge from Mt. Norwottock to Mount Holyoke.
Habit photoKBS
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