Downy Serviceberry

ctnchprMarch 18, 2007

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pacnwgrdngirl(z8 WA)

We have some of these out in our forest. The berries are a lot different tasting than the bramble berries. The plants are way different looking too. They look like a tree, and the leaves are pointy. The blooms look just like that! I finally found out what they were when I got an old Native Plants and Wildflowers book at a thrift store.(From 1934!) It's a great book. Now I can ID anything out there! The book also said that these berries make the best pies.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2007 at 10:33PM
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ctnchpr

pnwgg,

Being from the PNW, yours could be Pacific
Serviceberry (Amelanchier florida).

    Bookmark   March 24, 2007 at 4:40PM
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rachelneil

also called saskatoon berries. They're good to eat, they look like blueberries almost.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2007 at 10:24AM
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plantcompost

Saskatoons (Serviceberry) grow here in the bucket full. The tastiest berry EVER!

YUMMY. also make the best pies and jam.

(they aren't related to the blueberry or brambleberry)

    Bookmark   March 26, 2007 at 7:07PM
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