Despite its common name, not an ash  genus Fraxinus.

Instead, part of 🗻︎ mountain-ash / rowan  genus Sorbus in 🌹︎ rose  family Rosaceae in 🍎︎ apple / 🍇︎ berry / buckthorn / elm / hemp / 🌹︎ rose  order Rosales.

Native to 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA, east of the Mississippi River.   🌎︎ Map by county 🌎︎ map.  Adobe Acrobat Reader file

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Sorbus hosts caterpillars of 67 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.
  Has brilliant 🍇︎ berry clusters, orange-red, enjoyed by 🐦︎ birds.

Planted as an ornamental.

Learn more about 🗻︎ American mountain ash Sorbus americana

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