Shrub or small tree, 1.22-4.47 meters (4-15ft) high. Twigs and leafstalks hairy. Leaves have 11 to 13 toothed leaflets. Fruits are hairy, red, and arranged in a pyramidal structure. Fruits present June through September. Autumn leaves are deep red.
Often found in dry, rocky soils. Ranges from Southern Canada through Northeastern United States, west to the Great Lakes region.
Uses and Parts Used:
Native Americans used fruits in cough syrup. Gargled for sore throat and tonsillitis.
Bark: Root bark used as an astringent and to staunch bleeding.