Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Another of the rose kin

The black chokeberries (Aronia melanocarpa) are blooming beside the pond this week; the red variety is said to be attractive to birds, but the black certainly is not. Last year's dried up berries remain on the plant, uneaten. The small, pinkish-white flowers have the characteristic 5 petals of the rose family.

3 comments:

Jimmy said...

very beautiful...we have these her as well....

Endment said...

Lovely!
I am glad to hear your information about bird preferences. I will go try to find "red chokeberry)
I have discovered that I want everything I plaant to appeal to the birds or butterflys :=)

Cindy said...

flowering shrubs/trees have some of the most intricate flowers- as you've shown so well here. Beautiful!