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Swamp Serviceberry
Amelanchier canadensis

Swamp Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis) Other common names: Purple Serviceberry, Swamp Juneberry, Swamp Shadbush

Other scientific names: Amelanchier intermedia

French names: Amélanchier intermédiaire

Family: Rose Family (Rosaceae)

Group: Serviceberries

Distinctive features: Shrub

Similar species:
  •   Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana)

  •   Serviceberries


Flowers: Spring;  White;  5 parts (petals)

Leaves: Alternate, Simple, Toothed

Habitat: Forests, Fields and Open Areas

Edible: Fruits edible, juicy.

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 314   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: canadensis: of Canada


See Also:
  •   Great Americans: Serviceberry (Shadbush), from The Monday Garden, by Sue Sweeney


Photographs: 4 photographs available, of which 2 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Swamp Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis) fruit

Swamp Serviceberry fruit.

Swamp Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis) fruit


Range map for Swamp Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis)

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