Smooth Serviceberry – Native Plant of the Day 11/16/2017
Photo from 4/2/2008. Location: The Pocket at Walker County, Ga.
More photos / info at the Amelanchier laevis detail page.
On April 2, the next day after our Walls of Jericho hike, Dave Ridge and I went by Tennessee’s Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park in Manchester. After the strenuous hike of the day before, we wanted something that was easy. Both of us were impressed by this park, and we only explored a relatively small portion of the available hiking trails. In addition to some trails in other parts of the park, you have several options to explore the section which includes the 2,000-year old earth-covered stone walls – you can stay fairly level up along the top, or take alternate routes down to the river. As we walked along the trail, we heard falling water – the drop off the edge of Tennessee’s highland rim into the central basin forms several very nice waterfalls on both the Big Duck and Little Duck Rivers, just before they converge within the park to form the Duck River.
Utah Serviceberry, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (05/10/2012.) Scientific name is Amelanchier laevis. Photo below was taken in Boise County, ID, on June 13, 2010. It is also known by the common names Pale Serviceberry, Western Serviceberry if you go with more recent classifications which consider Amelanchier pallida to be a synonym of Amelanchier utahensis. Go to the Utah Serviceberry detail page for more information.
Smooth Serviceberry, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (05/08/2012.) Scientific name is Amelanchier laevis. Photo below was taken in Walker County, GA, on April 2, 2008. It is also known by the common name Allegheny Serviceberry . Go to the Smooth Serviceberry detail page for more information.