Amelanchier sanguinea

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Amelanchier sanguinea
Amelanchier sanguinea -roundleaf serciveberry.jpg
1913 drawing[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Amelanchier
Species: A. sanguinea
Binomial name
Amelanchier sanguinea
(Pursh) DC.
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Natural range of Amelanchier sanguinea
Synonyms[2]

Amelanchier sanguinea, known as red-twigged shadbush or roundleaf serviceberry, is a shrub native to eastern and central North America. Its native range stretches from New Brunswick to Saskatchewan south as far as northern Georgia. It is most common in eastern Canada, the northeastern United States, and the Great Lakes region.[3]

Amelanchier sanguinea is a shrub that can grow up to 3 metres (9.8 ft) tall, and has edible sweet-flavored fruits that are red when young and become purple or dark-blue when they ripen. Like all Amelanchier fruit, these resemble berries, but are technically pomes.[4][5]

Varieties[2]
  • Amelanchier sanguinea var. gaspensis Wiegand
  • Amelanchier sanguinea var. grandiflora (Wiegand) Rehder
  • Amelanchier sanguinea var. sanguinea

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