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#NPOD: Utah Serviceberry #Nativeplants

Utah Serviceberry – Native Plant of the Day 11/15/2017
Photo from 6/13/2010.  Location: Boise National Forest, Boise County, ID.
More photos / info at the Amelanchier utahensis detail page.

Utah Serviceberry - Amelanchier utahensis

Utah Serviceberry, Pale Serviceberry, Western Serviceberry – Amelanchier utahensis

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#Waterfalls and #Wildflowers – Old Stone Fort State Park

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.

Big Falls on Big Duck River, Old Stone Fort State Park

Big Falls on Big Duck River, Old Stone Fort State Archeological Park. This was the site of a large mill in the 19th century.

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Utah Serviceberry – Amelanchier utahensis – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

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.

Utah Serviceberry, Pale Serviceberry, Western Serviceberry - Amelanchier utahensis

Utah Serviceberry, Pale Serviceberry, Western Serviceberry - Amelanchier utahensis

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Smooth Serviceberry – Amelanchier laevis – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

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.

Allegheny Serviceberry, Smooth Serviceberry - Amelanchier laevis

Allegheny Serviceberry, Smooth Serviceberry - Amelanchier laevis

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