[Amelanchier alnifolia] - [Serviceberries: The Genus Amelanchier East of the Cascade Mts. of Oregon and Washington]

Cusick's Serviceberry, Western Serviceberry

Amelanchier cusickii var. cusickii

Synonyms: Amelanchier alnifolia var. cusickii, Amelanchier basalticola, Amelanchier cusickii, Amelanchier florida, Amelanchier florida var. cusickii

Close-up of the floral parts of Cusick's Serviceberry, Western Serviceberry: Amelanchier cusickii var. cusickii (Synonyms: Amelanchier alnifolia var. cusickii, Amelanchier basalticola, Amelanchier cusickii, Amelanchier florida, Amelanchier florida var. cusickii) - Close-up of the floral parts of Cusick's Serviceberry, Western Serviceberry: Amelanchier cusickii var. cusickii (Synonyms: Amelanchier alnifolia var. cusickii, Amelanchier basalticola, Amelanchier cusickii, Amelanchier florida, Amelanchier florida var. cusickii)

This photo shows a close-up of the flower of Cusick's serviceberry as seen along the Hells Canyon Rim Road in the Hells Canyon NRA.........June 28, 2008. Note the 5 styles and the mostly glabrous surface to the ovary, a way to distinguish this from the similar variety alnifolia (which also has petals less than 12 mm long).

Leaf of Cusick's Serviceberry, Western Serviceberry: Amelanchier cusickii var. cusickii (Synonyms: Amelanchier alnifolia var. cusickii, Amelanchier basalticola, Amelanchier cusickii, Amelanchier florida, Amelanchier florida var. cusickii)

This photo shows a close-up of the dorsal surface of a leaf of Cusick's serviceberry as seen along the Hells Canyon Rim Road in the Hells Canyon NRA.........June 28, 2008. Note the serrate teeth (tips of teeth oriented forwards) along the margin.

Petal of Cusick's Serviceberry, Western Serviceberry: Amelanchier cusickii var. cusickii (Synonyms: Amelanchier alnifolia var. cusickii, Amelanchier basalticola, Amelanchier cusickii, Amelanchier florida, Amelanchier florida var. cusickii) - Petal of Cusick's Serviceberry, Western Serviceberry: Amelanchier cusickii var. cusickii (Synonyms: Amelanchier alnifolia var. cusickii, Amelanchier basalticola, Amelanchier cusickii, Amelanchier florida, Amelanchier florida var. cusickii) - Flower of Cusick's Serviceberry, Western Serviceberry: Amelanchier cusickii var. cusickii (Synonyms: Amelanchier alnifolia var. cusickii, Amelanchier basalticola, Amelanchier cusickii, Amelanchier florida, Amelanchier florida var. cusickii)

These 3 photo show close-up views of the petals and flower of Cusick's serviceberry as seen along the Hells Canyon Rim Road in the Hells Canyon NRA.........June 28, 2008. The petals of Cusick's serviceberry tend to be 16-25 mm long and up to 8.5 mm wide.

Fruits of Cusick's Serviceberry, Western Serviceberry: Amelanchier cusickii var. cusickii (Synonyms: Amelanchier alnifolia var. cusickii, Amelanchier basalticola, Amelanchier cusickii, Amelanchier florida, Amelanchier florida var. cusickii)

The photo above shows the maturing fruits of Cusick's serviceberry as seen in wetlands about a mile south of Thomason Meadows at the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Boundary..........Jully 9, 2007.


Habitat of Cusick's Serviceberry, Western Serviceberry: Amelanchier cusickii var. cusickii (Synonyms: Amelanchier alnifolia var. cusickii, Amelanchier basalticola, Amelanchier cusickii, Amelanchier florida, Amelanchier florida var. cusickii)

This photo shows Cusick's serviceberry as seen along the Hells Canyon Rim Road in the Hells Canyon NRA.........June 28, 2008. The Seven Devils Mts. in Idaho can be seen in the distance.

Close-up of a flower of Cusick's Serviceberry, Western Serviceberry: Amelanchier cusickii var. cusickii (Synonyms: Amelanchier alnifolia var. cusickii, Amelanchier basalticola, Amelanchier cusickii, Amelanchier florida, Amelanchier florida var. cusickii) - Close-up of a flower of Cusick's Serviceberry, Western Serviceberry: Amelanchier cusickii var. cusickii (Synonyms: Amelanchier alnifolia var. cusickii, Amelanchier basalticola, Amelanchier cusickii, Amelanchier florida, Amelanchier florida var. cusickii) - Close-up of a flower of Cusick's Serviceberry, Western Serviceberry: Amelanchier cusickii var. cusickii (Synonyms: Amelanchier alnifolia var. cusickii, Amelanchier basalticola, Amelanchier cusickii, Amelanchier florida, Amelanchier florida var. cusickii)

Ventral leaf surface of Cusick's Serviceberry, Western Serviceberry: Amelanchier cusickii var. cusickii (Synonyms: Amelanchier alnifolia var. cusickii, Amelanchier basalticola, Amelanchier cusickii, Amelanchier florida, Amelanchier florida var. cusickii) - Form of Cusick's Serviceberry, Western Serviceberry: Amelanchier cusickii var. cusickii (Synonyms: Amelanchier alnifolia var. cusickii, Amelanchier basalticola, Amelanchier cusickii, Amelanchier florida, Amelanchier florida var. cusickii) - Dorsal leaf surface of Cusick's Serviceberry, Western Serviceberry: Amelanchier cusickii var. cusickii (Synonyms: Amelanchier alnifolia var. cusickii, Amelanchier basalticola, Amelanchier cusickii, Amelanchier florida, Amelanchier florida var. cusickii)

Additional close-up photos of the flowers and leaves of Cusick's serviceberry as seen at the Lawrence Memorial Grasslands several miles southwest of Shaniko, OR.........May 15, 2010. Note the long and broad petals, long sepals, glabrous green leaves with serrate margins and greenish upper surface of the ovary.

Cusick's Serviceberry, Western Serviceberry: Amelanchier cusickii var. cusickii (Synonyms: Amelanchier alnifolia var. cusickii, Amelanchier basalticola, Amelanchier cusickii, Amelanchier florida, Amelanchier florida var. cusickii)

Cusick's serviceberry observed in bloom on open slopes on prehistoric Missoula Flood sandbars along the Little Spokane River near the former Spokane Country Club, Spokane County, WA.......May 4, 2019.

Paul Slichter