Oct. 20, 2021

common serviceberry, Amelanchier arborea

Serviceberries are also called Juneberries or shadbush. According to Wiki, all of those have to do with the seasons. Serviceberry blooms in spring, when the world is mudlucious but the old roads were no longer impassable. In those days, that could mean the arrival of circuit preachers and their services. Or it could mean the ground is soft enough to bury the winters dead, and hold those services. Kind of takes some of the bloom off this bloom? From now on I may just stick to calling these Juneberries. Common Juneberries grow in AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV, NB, NS, ON, and QC. Lenawee Co MI, 5/5/11/ Rose family, Rosaceae.