Calflora
Taxon  Report   7685    
Sorbus californica  Greene
California mountain ash
Sorbus californica
© 2008 Sangeet Khalsa
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Sorbus californica
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
Sorbus californica
© 2010 Steven Perry
Sorbus californica, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Sorbus californica
© 2010 Dan Shimmon
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Sorbus
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Sorbus sitchensis ssp. californica
More information about  Sorbus californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (SOCA8)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 21, 2018).

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