Greene's Mountain-Ash - Sorbus scopulina var. scopulina
Often a shrub but sometimes a tree to 20 feet in height, this species grows across the northern states and Canada, including the Yukon and as far north as Alaska. It grows in a variety of habitats including forest openings, slopes, riparian habitat. Variety scopulina is more common in the East. The bark is gray or sometimes purplish, and the leaves are pinnately compound with 11-15 leaflets. The 2-inch leaflets are pale beneath and shiny, dark green above, the margins with small teeth. The flowers are borne in panicles that are flat-topped or sometimes rounded. The petals are white and rounded, and the fruits (pomes) are reddish-orange, rounded, and sometimes whitish; the fruit is eaten by birds and mammals.