ROSACEAE: Maloideae - Aronia melanocarpa L.
Aronia melanocarpa - 14805 Bytes
Aronia melanocarpa - 14178 Bytes

Chokeberry is a widespread wetland shrub. Above left, the arrow points to the hypanthial ovary that develops into the dark, purple-black fruit at left.

Photos: (above) M. Ferguson; (left) R. Presgrave; all three 1998 Royal Ontario Museum; (right) 2000 T. A. Dickinson.

References:

Hall, I. V., Wood, G. W. & L. P. Jackson, 1978. The Biology of Canadian Weeds 30. Pyrus melanocarpa (Michx.) Willd. Can. J. Plant Sci. 58: 499-504.


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