Anthophyta: Dicotyledonae: Rosales: Rosaceae: Pyrus americana [return to Home Page]

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Scientific name: Anthophyta: Dicotyledonae: Rosales: Rosaceae: Pyrus americana
Common Name: American Mountain-ash

Country: USA
State/District: WV
County: Tucker
Date: September 2002

Photographer: E. M. Barrows

Identifier: E. M. Barrows
Collector: not applicable
Location: Monongahela National Forest
Keywords: A FEFT FEtr Monongahela National Forest red fruits West Virginia white flowers
Additional Information:

American Mountain-ash is a close relative of Pears, and a very distant relative of Ashes.   American Mountain-ash is named after Ashes because its compound pinnate leaves resemble those of some ashes.   American Mountain-ash bore abundant fruit in 2002 in the Dolly Sods; however, it bore no fruit in some previous years.

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