Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. March 2013.
Scientific name: Aronia prunifolia (Marshall) Rehder; also Photinia floribunda (Lindl.) Robertson & Phipps
Common name(s): purple chokeberry
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- finely toothed
- very hairy on the underside
-produces purple fruits
– may be confused with black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa), red chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia)
-a hybrid between the red and black chokeberry
-fruits are eaten by birds and are full of vitamin C and antioxidants
-meadows and fields
Go Botany. “Aronia Floribunda (Lindl.) Spach.” Aronia Floribunda (Purple Chokeberry): Go Botany, 2021, gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/aronia/floribunda/.