Aronia melanocarpa (Michx.) Elliott

Locations ofAronia melanocarpa (Michx.) Elliott in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Aronia melanocarpa (Michx.) Elliott
Common Name
Black Chokeberry
Photinia melanocarpa (Michx.) Robertson & Phipps; Pyrus melanocarpa (Michaux)
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Aronia melanocarpa (Michx.) Ell.
Rocky open woodlands, barrens, and exposed outcrops at middle to high elevations, shrub balds, bogs, fens, seeps, seepage swamps, and montane depression ponds; occasionally in upland forests; occurs on both acidic sedimentary and mafic outcrops. Frequent in the mountains; infrequent in the Piedmont; infrequent to rare in the Coastal Plain. It is both strange and noteworthy that most populations of this species in Virginia occur either in xeric, rocky habitats or in wetlands, spanning the full range of substrate chemistry in both.
Native Status

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