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Sitka mountain-ash
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Sorbus sitchensis flower cymes
Scientific classification
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Sorbus
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Tianshanicae
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S. sitchensis
Binomial name
Sorbus sitchensis
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Range of Sorbus sitchensis

Sorbus sitchensis, also known as western mountain ash and Sitka mountain-ash, is a small shrub of northwestern North America.

Description

A multistemmed shrub, it is endemic to northwestern North America, from the Pacific coast of Alaska, to the mountains of Washington, Oregon and northern California and eastward to parts of Idaho and western Alberta and Montana. It is widespread in British Columbia.

The otherwise similar Sorbus scopulina has yellow-green sharp-pointed leaflets that are sharply serrated over most of their length.

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Sorbus sitchensis fall foliage and fruit

Uses

While not choice eating, the fruits are consumed by some birds in winter.

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