Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Tree
Perennial

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

Common (rare in NC Piedmont)

Look for it in forests, balds, 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:
Summer
Purplish-red
Pome

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Amelanchier laevis   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-21-001b:
Amelanchier arborea var. laevis   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Allegheny Serviceberry, Smooth Serviceberry


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picture of Amelanchier arborea var. laevis, image of Amelanchier laevis

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_amla_003_lvd

        

picture of Amelanchier arborea var. laevis, image of Amelanchier laevis

JK Marlow    jkm0304t_05a

April    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

Leaves are more pointed [than Amelanchier arborea], per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

picture of Amelanchier arborea var. laevis, image of Amelanchier laevis

Keith Bradley    kab_a_laevis_1996

April    Swain County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Flowers in short racemes at branch ends, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

picture of Amelanchier arborea var. laevis, image of Amelanchier laevis

Will Stuart    wil_8473779288_3b6c6b7689

April        NC-TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Young lvs at flowering unfolding, reddish; proximal flowering pedicels 1.5-3cm, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Amelanchier arborea var. laevis, image of Amelanchier laevis

JK Marlow    jkm0505f_06

May    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

picture of Amelanchier arborea var. laevis, image of Amelanchier laevis

JK Marlow    jkm0307c_16

July    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

Fruit a berry-like pome, initially red, ripening to dark purple or black, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

picture of Amelanchier arborea var. laevis, image of Amelanchier laevis

JK Marlow    jkm0410l_31

October    Henderson County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Flowers typically bloom in the spring!

picture of Amelanchier arborea var. laevis, image of Amelanchier laevis

JK Marlow    jkm0410l_34

October    Henderson County    NC

DuPont State Forest

picture of Amelanchier arborea var. laevis, image of Amelanchier laevis

JK Marlow    jkm111008_824

October    Jackson County    NC

Balsam Mountain Preserve