As an exception, we are including in this gallery a reference to a cultivated plant. This species constitutes an artificial cross between the American black chokeberry ( Aronia melanocarpa ) and the European mountain ash ( Sorbus aucuparia ). It was produced on the brink of the XIX and XX century by the Russian hybridizer Ivan Michurin, then adopted all across Russia and by many European countries, from where it was brought "back" to North America.