Amelanchier sanguinea (Pursh) DC. - Round-leaved Serviceberry


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Amelanchier sanguinea - (image 1 of 5)



Family: Rosaceae


Open woods.




ME and southern Quebec west to MN, south to NY, NJ, MI, and IA, and in mountains to NC and TN.


Multi-stemmed, erect to spreading shrub or small tree to 3 m (occasionally to 6 m), not strongly suckering. Leaves alternate, oblong to subrotund or quadrate, to 7 cm, coarsely toothed; teeth 3-5 per cm, mostly less than 20 teeth per side; lateral veins straight or slightly curved, more than twice as many as there are teeth, simple or forked, extending to the teeth. At anthesis the leaves are tomentose below and half expanded. Racemes loose and open, lower pedicels mostly 1.5-3 mm; petals 10-15 mm long, narrowly strap-shaped, more than twice as long as wide; sepals recurved after anthesis; ovary tomentose at summit.


Flowers: May to June

Wetland Indicator: Upland

Other common names include New England Serviceberry and Rock Serviceberry. Seems to commonly occur as a small shrub in NY but I have not seen any with flowers or fruit.


Gleason, Henry A. and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.
The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY


Swink, F. and G. Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.




Michael Hough 2010