Black Chokeberry Aronia melanocarpa
Rose Rosaceae family


Leaves are elliptical, hairless, shiny, and finely toothed. They come to a distinctive short point at the tip. The midrib has tiny glands on top that can be seen with a hand lens.


Flowers are white (may be tinged with pink), 5-petaled, with prominent stamens. 1/3 - 1/2" wide. Flowers appear in branching terminal clusters.

Fruit is a fleshy black berry.



Form/Habitat:Chokeberry is a shrub of low woods, thickets and roadsides, and ranges from 3 - 10' high.

NWI Status: FAC


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