Shrubs of Wisconsin

Amelanchier sanguinea (Pursh) DC. var. sanguinea
juneberry; New England serviceberry
Family: Rosaceae
leaf leaf flower

long. sect showing pubescent ovary

Amelanchier sanguinea is a shrub, often most numerous in dry, sunny sites although it is found in a variety of habitats. It is characterized by large white petals and coarsely toothed leaves in which the veins tend to be straight and to run only to the main teeth. As is the case with most juneberries, individuals plants can be difficult to identify. The reader is advised to consult the major botanical manuals for this region for more information before placing confidence in the identities of juneberry species.

Amelanchier sanguinea is found throughout Wisconsin, but is most common on sandy or thin soils.


known Wisconsin distribution


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