Learn more about the serviceberry!
Serviceberry, shadbush, shadwood, and juneberry are just a few of the many names given to this shrub. You can often find it growing along the edge of the forest. Its white flowers are a sure sign that spring has sprung. A few weeks later, red to purple-black berries ripen and provide food for songbirds and mammals.
Serviceberry flowers bloom in early spring (Courtesy of National Park Service).
Juicy berries provide food for many animals (Courtesy of National Park Service).
Serviceberries (Matt McIntosh/NOAA)