ARONIA OVALIS, P. Juneberry, Shadtree, Misascutu of Algic tribes. A very fine tree and northern fruit, which ought to be cultivated. It is sweet, black, like a cherry. The A. alnifolia of the South is similar and as good. My A. cordata also with redish berries. The chokeberries are produced by 4 or 5 species of shrubby Aronia: they are astringent and unpalatable.
Medical Flora, or Manual of the Medical Botany of the United States of North America, Vol. 2, 1830, was written by C. S. Rafinesque.