S. racemose var. arborescens
S. racemosa var. melanocarpa
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Deciduous large shrub or small tree, 6-20 ft (2-6 m) high, soft pithy twigs. Leaves opposite, pinnately compound, 5-7 leaflets, each 5-17 cm long, 2-6 cm wide, ovate or lanceolate, acuminate, sharply toothed, unequal at base, bright green, often somewhat hairy below. Flowers yellowish-white, 5-lobed, 6 mm wide, in clusters that are pyramidal to dome shaped. Fruits bright red, not edible when raw, but when cooked they make a good jam, pie, and wine. (S. r. var. melanocapra has purple-black fruit.)
- Sun and part shade, in habitat prefers forest-edge location and moist soils.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 5 Native to Europe, Asia Minor, Siberia, western Asia, and much of North America. A number of botanical forms (subs. or var.) are listed. See the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) for accepted names.
- racemosa: referring to the type of inflorescence, having flowers in racemes. Raceme: an unbranched, elongated inflorescence with flowers maturing from the bottom upwards.
- Corvallis: River Front Park, east side of walkway and north of the fountain plaza.