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Sitka Mountain-ash - Sorbus sitchensis

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 5

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General Description
Shrub. Stems 1–3 m, purplish; buds reddish-hairy. Leaves glabrate to sparsely red-hairy below with 7 to 11, narrowly oblong leaflets 2–6 cm long. Inflorescence hemispheric to pyramidal, sparsely reddish-hairy. Flowers: calyx glabrous; sepals 1–2 mm long; petals 4–5 mm long. Pome red, glaucous, 8–10 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are subspecies sitchensis.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK south to CA, OR and MT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 166

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Habitat
Open forest, wet meadows, often near streams, lakes; subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
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    • Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Little, E.L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees (native and naturalized). Agriculture Handbook No. 541. U.S. Forest Service, Washington, D.C. 375 pp.
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