Serviceberry (2)

Amelancier alnifolia

Western Serviceberry
Amelanchier alnifolia

Family: Rose (Rosaceae)
AKA: Shadbush, Juneberry, Saskatoon
Photo taken on: May 29, 2005
Location: Almont Triangle, GV, CO
Life Zones: Foothills to montane
Habitat: Moist slopes, forest edges

A shrub growing 3ft to 12ft in thickets in aspen woodlands.  Twigs have a purplish hue.arrow

Amelancier alnifolia - fruit



Serviceberry fruit is edible.

Photo taken on: September 10 2005
Location: Ohio Peak Trail, GV, CO

Amelanchier utahensis

Utah Serviceberry
Amelanchier utahensis

Family: Rose (Rosaceae)
Photo taken on: May 5, 2010
Location: Black Canyon NP, CO
Life Zones: Foothills to montane
Habitat: Pinyon-juniper, sagebrush, dry slopes

Grows to 6ft tall and is very similar in appearance to A. alnifolia. Leaves are hairier. Flowers are smaller. Grows at lower altitudes in pinyon-juniper woodlands.

White Round Clusters