Name of plant - "Dogberry"

Susan J. Meades sjmeades at sympatico.ca
Sat Oct 25 09:08:22 EST 1997


Jack wrote:
> 
> >The dogberry tree is ~~~~~ Cornus sanguinea
> 
> I've heard it called dogwood, but never dogberry.  Learned something 


Dogberry is not a Cornus, but another common name for Sorbus spp., or
mountain ashes.  Check out Trees in Canada by Farrar (and probably many
other tree books).  Dogberry is applied to Sorbus decora (showy mt.
ash), S. americana (Amer. mt. ash), and S. aucuparia (European mt. ash).

Sue.



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