|Unopened buds on a Mountain Ash|
|Classified as a shrub but as large as many of our other trees|
After the blooms have faded in summer this tree begins the process of berry production and this is where most people recognize this plant. By August the berries are visible.
|In fall the white flowers have changed to fruit clusters|
And now in late September they have turned to dark red.
Not only are the flowers and fruit attractive they also are an important food source for birds such as robins, bluebirds, cedar waxwings and grackles.
It makes a lovely landscape plant due to its many seasons of interest. Flowers in spring, attractive foliage in summer, and red fruit in fall that can often be found hanging on throughout the winter.
If you would like to see more wildflowers or participate in Wildflower Wednesday please pop on over to Gail's blog, Clay and Limestone, where every fourth Wednesday of the month we celebrate the wild side of our gardens!