Journal archives for June 2019

June 06, 2019

NYBG EcoFlora Update, 6 June 2019

JUNE IS FOR JUNEBERRY

Juneberry (Amelanchier spp.), also known as Shadbush and Serviceberry, is a small, taxonomically complicated genus comprising about 20 species in Europe, Asia, and North America (where its greatest global diversity is found). Five of the eight species in the northeastern U.S. occur in New York City as do common cultivars such as Amelanchier ×grandiflora ‘Autumn Brilliance’. Amelanchier nantucketensis may be extirpated from the City and members of the Amelanchier alnifolia complex are uncommon.

Take photos of Juneberry plants anywhere in New York City. Good photos of the trunk, top and bottom of the leaves, as well as the fruit clusters are critical for identification.

Please mark garden plants as cultivated/not wild.

WHAT IS THE GOAL?
Help document as many Juneberry plants as possible by June 30.

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