Sorbus aucuparia

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European Mountain Ash

Sorbus aucuparia L.


Pyrus aucuparia (L.) Gaertn.

Sorbus aucuparia L. var. xanthocarpa Hartwig & Rümpler

  • ANPC Rank –
  • Moss, Flora of Alberta – Occasional
  • Global Invasive Species Database – No
  • NatureServe Rank – not yet assessed
  • Haber, Upland – No
  • Haber, Wetland – No
  • CWF, Status & Invasive Range – Low, ON, BC, AB
  • Alberta Revegetation Guidelines – No
  • The Nature Conservancy – No
  • CBCN – Low
  • AB Weed – No


[[1]]Link to USDA Plants profile for Sorbus aucuparia L. European mountain ash

[[2]]Link to USDA Forest Service, Weed of the Week, European Mountain Ash Sorbus aucuparia L. - "...reported to be invasive in Iowa, Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington and forest communities in Wisconsin. It has naturalized in 27 northern states throughout moist cool regions of North America... Ecological Impacts: This species has escaped ornamental plantings and is able to invade, integrate and dominate plant communities..."

[[3]] Link to Weeds of Austalia, Rowan Sorbus aucuparia fact sheet (with photos) "...This species is locally naturalised in the cooler parts of south-eastern Australia. It is sparingly naturalised in Victoria and south-eastern South Australia. It is possibly also naturalised in Tasmania, southern New South Wales ands the ACT... Widely naturalised elsewhere in the world, including in large parts of North America... Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia) is regarded as an emerging or potential environmental weed in the ACT, Tasmania and Victoria..."

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