Nantucket Serviceberry Amelanchier nantucketensis BicknellG3 (Globally rare/local)  -  Threatened (MD)  -  S1 (Highly state rare)    Synonyms: Nantucket Shadbush.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Rosales   >   Family Rosaceae   >   Genus Amelanchier   


Nantucket Serviceberry is rare in our region, occurring in the Potomac River Gorge as a disjunct population at the southern edge of its range, which is mostly in the Northeast (J. Hill/MNPS).


Note the small, inconspicuous flowers, very different from those of our more typical Amelanchier species, which are conspicuous in early spring because of their long, narrow petals (J. Hill/MNPS).

Where to find:

Potomac River Gorge

There are 6 records in the project database.

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Nantucket Serviceberry, or Nantucket Shadbush, in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/17/2007). Photo by Kerry Wixted. (MBP list)

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