Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. Updated April 2019.
Scientific name: Aronia melanocarpa (Michx.) Elliott; old Photinia melanocarpa (Michx.) K.R. Robertson & Phipps, Pyrus melanocarpa (Michx.) Willd.
Common name(s): black chokeberry, aronia, chokepear, barrenberry
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– generally flowers late May-June in ME
– may be confused with A. floribunda, which also occurs in wild blueberry fields; see left sidebar on Go Botany webpage
Heinrich, B. 1976. Flowering phenologies: Bog, woodland, and disturbed habitats. Ecology. 57(5):890-899.