Latin Name:Sorbus aucuparia; S. americana; S. glabrescens; S. cashmiriana
Family Name: Rosaceae
The leaves of the Mountain Ash are said by most sources to be edible, but one source says that the seeds contain tannins as well as a cyanogenic glycoside, which produces the extremely poisonous prussic acid when it comes into contact with water. As with most food variety is the key, and so we recommend that you feed the leaves of this plant sparingly, and never feed the berries.
Although most species have white flowers, they can sometimes be found in cream.
The Mountain Ash is closely related to the Whitebeam, but do not confuse with the Ash (Fraxinus spp.) tree, which is completely different.