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SHOWING RECORD: 12 of 23   Sitka Mountain Ash
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image: Sitka Mountain Ash
Photograph from Lewis and Clark Herbarium/Academy of Natural Sciences
Sitka Mountain Ash
(Greene Mountain Ash, Cascade Mountain Ash, Western Mountain Ash)

Sorbus scopulina



First Noted by Expedition
September 2, 1805, in Lemhi County, Idaho.
 

Description
A shrub forming dense clumps, or rarely a small tree, with many small white flowers and small, applelike fruit. Flowers 0.4 in (1 cm) wide; with five white rounded petals, fragrant. Fruit less than 0.4 in (1 cm) in diameter; like a tiny apple, shiny red, bitter, with several seeds. Height: 20 ft (6 m). Diameter: 4 in (10 cm).
 

Habitat
Moist soils, in openings and clearings; in coniferous forests.
 

Range
Alaska east to southwestern Mackenzie and south in mountains to central California and southern New Mexico, locally beyond; down to sea level in north; at 4,000-9,000 ft (1,219-2,743 m) in south.
 

Note
Species information from enature.com
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