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Aronia arbutifolia

Aronia arbutifolia (L.) Pers.

Red Chokeberry, Red Chokecherry

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

USDA Symbol: ARAR7

Aronia arbutifolia (Red chokeberry) #46468

Image Information

Photographer: Stuart, Will
City: McBee
County: Chesterfield
State: SC
Location Notes: Carolina Sandhills NWR - Lake Bee
Accession date: 2015-10-21
Filename: WCS_IMG0031.JPG
Slide Index: PHPY4004
Restrictions: Unrestricted
Collection: Wildflower Center Digital Library
Original Format: Digital
Orientation: Portrait
Shot: A branch with newly emergent leaves and flowers (with a visiting adult unidentified bee) and mature, persistent fruits (pomes) from the previous year. Photographer's note: "In early spring the blossoms of Photonia pyrifolia attract a variety of pollinators. Red chokeberry is a common shrub in the Carolina Sandhills, growing along pond edges, pocosin margins, and streamheads. The buds appear in early spring and the shrubs are among the earliest bloomers in the Sandhills. The small, bright white blossoms with showy pink anthers are very attractive when the blossoms first open. The fruits apparently are not very attractive to birds and, like the bright berries of Smilax walteri, these fruits often make it through the winter unconsumed. Note shriveled fruits still present as new blossoms appear."
Date Taken: 2012-03-15
NPIN Image Id: 46468

Image Verification

This image has been verified.
Date: 2015-10-20

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