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Sorbus aucuparia L.

Pyrus aucuparia (L.) Gaertn.

Sorbus aucuparia L. var. xanthocarpa Hartwig & Rümpler

European mountain ash

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderRosalesRose family and eight others
FamilyRosaceaeIncludes apples, apricots, plums, cherries, peaches, pears, raspberries, strawberries, almonds, roses, meadowsweets, photinias, firethorns, rowans, and hawthorns; many others
GenusSorbusAncient Latin name for this genus
SpeciesaucupariaFrom the Latin aucupor, “to go bird-catching,” from auceps or aviceps, a “bird-catcher,” in turn from avis, “bird,” and capere, “to catch”

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Sorbus aucuparia description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Sorbus aucuparia (European mountain ash)

A cultivar? · 9/2/2007 · Government Camp, OR
≈ 7 × 4½" (17 × 11 cm)

Sorbus aucuparia (European mountain ash)

Mountain-ash sawfly larvae (Pristiphora geniculata) commonly prey on these trees. · 6/26/2005 · Falmouth, ME

Sorbus aucuparia (European mountain ash)

A cultivar? · 9/2/2007 · Government Camp, OR
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm)


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