Oct. 17, 2022

American mountain-ash, Sorbus aucuparia

American mountain-ash is a small tree that has often been planted as an ornamental. It is a little bit in disfavor with people who like carefully manicured and even lawns because of shallow roots. American mountain-ash was very much in favor with native people. They used the bark to make a popular tonic and analgesic. The orange fruit appears in large bunches, and is edible after the first frost. American mountain-ash grows in CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV, NB, NF, NS, ON, PE, QC, and on SPM. Wilderness State Park, Emmet Co MI, 5/27/12. Rose family, Rosaceae.