Also called:

Part of 🌹︎ rose  family Rosaceae in 🍎︎ apple / 🍇︎ berry / buckthorn / elm / hemp / 🌹︎ rose  order Rosales.

Native to 🇨🇦 Canada Great Lakes;  and 🇺🇸 USA Great Lakes, East and South.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48), 🗺 map (North America, Central America),  Adobe Acrobat Reader file 🗺 today + with climate change (eastern 🇺🇸 USA).

🚼︎ For kids!  This plant described in a 🇺🇸 USDA Forest Service coloring page ⚘❀ Celebrating Wildflowers (color key).

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Amelanchier hosts caterpillars of 115 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.
  This plant is known to be a host for (in areas where invasive) 🐝︎ spotted lanternfly (SLF)  Lycorma delicatula.

In 🇺🇸 USA Midwest and 🗻 mountain states, provides 🌱︎⚘ spring flowers, ⚘ summer shade and cooling, 🍂︎ autumn foliage color and edible fruits for 👥︎ humans;  cover for wildlife, nest sites for 🐦︎ birds, and food for 🐦︎ birds, 🐟︎ 🐢︎🐇︎ animals, 🐝︎ pollinators and 🐞︎🐛︎🐜︎🐝︎ insects.

Use as small tree is a small yard (sister-species) (Pennsylvania).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 54)   Planting info (SW Michigan).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file

Learn more about downy or common serviceberry Amelanchier arborea

🔍︎ 🔍︎ images Discover Life Encyclopedia of Life Michigan Flora Minnesota Wildflowers Missouri Botanical Garden Missouri Plants Flora of North America NRCS PLANTS db USFS Wikipedia