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Amelanchier laevis Wiegand. Smooth Serviceberry, Currant Tree. Phen: Apr-May; Jun-Jul. Hab: Mesic to dry forests, high elevation forests, balds. Dist: NS west to MN, south to e. VA, w. NC, w. SC, AL, w. TN, and IA.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = C, FNA9, G, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, S, Tat, Tn, Va, W, Robertson (1974); = Amelanchier arborea (F.Michx.) Fernald var. laevis – RAB; < Amelanchier arborea (F.Michx.) Fernald – GrPl; > Amelanchier laevis Wiegand var. laevis – F; > Amelanchier laevis Wiegand var. nitida (Wiegand) Fernald – F

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily ?: 5

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Amelanchier laevis, Tanasee Bald, Pisgah National Forest, Transylvania County, North Carolina 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
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image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷
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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷

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