Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in NC & SC Coastal Plain)

Look for it in dry to moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White (rarely pinkish)
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals
5 petals
15-20 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Purplish-red
Pome

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Amelanchier arborea   FAMILY Rosaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Amelanchier arborea var. arborea   FAMILY Rosaceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-21-001a:
Amelanchier arborea var. arborea   FAMILY Rosaceae

GREATER THAN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Amelanchier arborea var. alabamensis

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Amelanchier alabamensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Downy Serviceberry, Sarvisberry


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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_amelanchier_arborea_2

January        

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Jerry Bright    jeb_031508_099

March    Aiken County    SC

Savannah River Bluffs Heritage Preserve

Flowers about 1" in diameter; petals linear, stamens many, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

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JK Marlow    jkm0303o_12

March    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Young leaves at flowering folded, green or brownish, densely tomentose below, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm0303u_19

March    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

One of the first trees to flower, standing out from leafless hardwood trees, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

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JK Marlow    jkm0303u_23

March    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Flowers appear before the leaves, borne in showy racemes near twig ends, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

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JK Marlow    jkm090321_241

March    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

Buds slenderly elongate; bud scales hairy near tip or commonly on margins, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_alabamensis_20

March        

Amelanchier alabamensis.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_alabamensis_32

March        

Amelanchier alabamensis.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_alabamensis_44

March        

Var. alabamensis known from AL coastal plain and scattered locales eastward, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_alabamensis_44b

March        

Amelanchier alabamensis.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_amelanchier_arborea_8

March        

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JK Marlow    jkm0304r_19

April    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Leaf tips abruptly tapered; bases heart-shaped; margins finely serrate, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_amelanchier_arborea

May        

Bark gray, smooth on young stems, becoming shallowly furrowed, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

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JK Marlow    jkm0306c_21

June    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_amelanchier_arborea_c

July