Amelanchier alnifolia

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Amelanchier alnifolia

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Amelanchier alnifolia Nutt. Rosaceae. WESTERN SERVICE BERRY. North America. In Oregon and Washington, the berries are largely employed as a food by the Indians. [1] [2] The fruit is much larger than that of the eastern service berry; growing in favorable localities, each berry is full half an inch in diameter and very good to eat.

  1. Vasey U. S. D. A. Rpt. 162. 1875.
  2. Case Bot. Index 38. 1881.
Sturtevant, Notes on edible plants, 1919.