Amelanchier spicata

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

Amelanchier spicata, also referred to as the low juneberry,[1] thicket shadbush, dwarf serviceberry, or low serviceberry (historically also called "pigeon berry"[2]), is a species of serviceberry that has edible fruit, which are really pomes. They can be eaten raw or cooked. Amelanchier spicata has clusters of small white flowers that bloom in spring.


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007" (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  2. ^ Schorger, A.W. (1955). The Passenger Pigeon; its natural history and extinction. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. 

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