Amelanchier humilis

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Amelanchier humilis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Amelanchier
Species: A. humilis
Binomial name
Amelanchier humilis

Amelanchier humilis, commonly known as the low shadbush, is a North American species of serviceberry. It is native to central Canada (from Saskatchewan to Québec) and the northeastern and north-central United States (from Nebraska and the Dakotas east as far as Vermont and New Jersey).[1]

Amelanchier humilis is a shrub up to 120 cm (4 feet) tall. The fruit, which is a pome, is very dark, almost black. It is edible and can be eaten raw or cooked. The fruit has a sweet taste, with slight apple flavor. The leaves are egg-shaped, up to 5 cm (2 inches) long.[2]


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