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EUROPEAN MOUNTAIN-ASH, ROWAN
This European species is widely cultivated and occasionally escapes, the seeds dispersed by birds, to forests and swamps as well as disturbed sites nearer habitations. First collected in 1898 in Kent Co., though an 1876 collection from Shiawassee Co. may be from of a wild plant, but lacks an explicit statement to that effect.
The white-pubescent buds and leaflets ± soft-pubescent beneath make this easily recognized, even in vegetative condition. Doubtless more common in woodlots and fields than the collections suggest. A common cultivar has orange rather than red fruit.