Amelanchier nantucketensis

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Amelanchier nantucketensis

Vulnerable (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Amelanchier
Species: A. nantucketensis
Binomial name
Amelanchier nantucketensis
E.P.Bicknell

Amelanchier nantucketensis, also known as the Nantucket serviceberry or the Nantucket shadbush, produces edible fruit called pomes. Nantucket serviceberry is of conservation concern in the wild. Its distribution extends from Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard to Long Island.[1] There are scattered occurrences in Maryland, Virginia, Maine, and Nova Scotia.[2]

This shrub grows 2 to 5 feet tall.[2] It forms colonies by extending stolons. It produces cream-colored flowers and blue fruits. The plant grows in dry, sandy, sunny habitat, including pine barrens and grasslands.[1]

The plant is common on Nantucket.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Amelanchier nantucketensis. Center for Plant Conservation.
  2. ^ a b c Amelanchier nantucketensis. The Nature Conservancy.

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