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Downy Serviceberry

Amelanchier arborea, also called shadberries or juneberries, are native to Eastern and Western North America. A common identifier is the downy underside of the tree's young leaves. It produces small purple-red fruits that can be used in jams and pies. Some people claim that the juice of these fruits tastes like Dr. Pepper!

You can help scientists understand how climate change is impacting this species by using the phenophase guide below to observe its lifecycle in Nature's Notebook.

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