Amelanchier nantucketensis

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Amelanchier nantucketensis

Vulnerable (NatureServe)[1]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Amelanchier
A. nantucketensis
Binomial name
Amelanchier nantucketensis

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.[2] There are scattered occurrences in Maryland, Virginia, Maine, and Nova Scotia.[1]

This shrub grows 2 to 5 feet tall.[1] 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.[2]

The plant is common on Nantucket.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Amelanchier nantucketensis. The Nature Conservancy.
  2. ^ a b Amelanchier nantucketensis. Archived 2011-10-26 at the Wayback Machine. Center for Plant Conservation.

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