1. Bush to small tree (3-25 ft).
2. Leaves simple & oval-shaped with tiny teeth only at the tip of the leaf.
3. 5-long, thin, twisted-white petals.
4. Many stamens.
5. Flowers in clumps.
6. Leaves alternate along stem.
1. Red to black berries are seedy but delicious. May be used in juices, jams, or eaten raw. Early settlers used it for pies, while the Indians used it as a major ingredient of pemmican.
2. Leaves may be boiled for a flavorful tea.
3. Used as a pretty garden shrub in native gardens.