Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Chokeberry (Photinia pyrifolia)

The undeveloped shoreline at Fort Yargo State Park is lined with a variety of shrubs. Alders are the most common, followed by Elliott’s Blueberry. Some Chokeberry (Photinia pyrifolia) bushes grow along segment 2. I've seen them when I've been rowing but couldn't get close enough to photograph them while the water level was at its normal level. Although most of these were cut down to provide natural fish attractors in the lake, one remained.


Fully opened flowers The Chokeberry is native to the eastern United States and Canada.
Click on an image to view a larger image

Distribution Map:

- United States Department of Agriculture Plants Database: Photinia pyrifolia (Red Chokeberry)

Identification resources:
- Southeastern Flora: Chokeberry (Photinia pyrifolia)

Related posts:

- 2010: Year Of The Wildflower

No comments: