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Common Whitebeam

Sorbus aria

Plant Data

Order:
Rosales
Family:
Rosaceae (Rose)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
White, 5 petals, up to 1.5cm. In branched clusters.
Fruit:
Orange-red berries, up to 12mm in diameter.
Leaves:
A deciduous tree. Dark green, broad leaves, jaggedly toothed with silvery-white undersides. The undersides are also hairy.
Maximum Size:
25 meters tall.
Foraging Notes:
The berries are edible, raw or cooked.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
Flowers are fragrant.
Other Names:
Beam Tree, Chess Apple, White Beam Tree.
Habitats:
Cliffs, mountains, scrub, towns, woodland.