Amelanchier alnifolia

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Scientific Name Amelanchier alnifolia USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Serviceberry ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Rosaceae (Rose) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills and montane. Woodlands, shrublands; widely distributed in the western US.
Plant: Large bushy shrub 2 to several feet tall; dark grey or reddish stems.
Leaves: Alternately-attached dark green leaves, elliptically-shaped, up to 2 inches long with toothed edges above the middle.
Inflorescence: Prolific, showy flowers in clusters with 5 white petals and many stamens.
Fruit: Sweet, dark purple berry.
Reference: "Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains" by Carl Schreier.
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