Red Chokeberries (fall)
Red Chokeberries (fall)


The red chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia) is one of the Chesapeake Bay region’s most colorful native plants. This familiar shrub is often found along creeks, streams, and swamps.


Red Chokeberry flowers


Chokeberry blooms are a common sight in spring.


Red Chokeberry flower closeup
Red Chokeberry flowers (closeup)


Red Chokeberry flowers help identify this species in the wild.


Red Chokeberries winter
Red Chokeberries (winter)


The red berries of this attractive shrub often persist throughout the winter.


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