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 serviceberry (downy or common) Amelanchier arborea

🔍︎ 🔍︎ images Discover Life Encyclopedia of Life Michigan Flora (Minnesota) Wild Flower Garden Minnesota Wildflowers Missouri Botanical Garden Missouri Plants Native Plant Trust Flora of North America NRCS PLANTS db USFS Wikipedia