Scientific Name: Amelanchier alnifolia
Family Name: Rosaceae
Height: 1-5 meters tall
Habitat: Widespread and found at low to mid elevations in dry to moist forests, on open, dry, and warm slopes, in moist gullies in grasslandsand on disturbed sites.
Leaf Description: Leaves are thin and round to ovate with regularly toothed edges mostly on upper half,appearing smooth but finely hairy below. Leaf blade is notched or straight at base.
Flower and Petal Description: Deciduous shrub to small tree, 1-5 meters tall; smooth stems coloration of dark gray to reddish; forms dense colonies. Flowers are white and showy with linear to oblong petals, narrowed at base, in short-leafy clustersof 3-30 at branch tip.
Fruit Description: Fruits are dark purple to nearly black, berry like pomes that are edible and sweet. Berries are edible picked right from bush. Can be dried to be used as a raisin.
Medicinal Uses: Cooked with honey as a medicinal tincture.
This flower is native to the area.