Plant ID forum: berry in northern mn

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Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Aug 12, 2013 9:09 AM CST
This is a bush like tree In the boundary waters canoe area near Ely, MN. I want it in my yard! The berries did not taste like blue berries, but looked like them. It had a long stem. They were good when purple and pink.
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Aug 12, 2013 12:05 PM CST

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It's some kind of Serviceberry (Amelanchier). If the berries tasted good, it's probably either Saskatoon Serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia)

Serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia)

or Red Twig Serviceberry (Amelanchier sanguinea)

http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=AMSA

There are a huge number of commercially available cultivars of Serviceberry, but most are based on hybrids involving A. arborea and don't produce particularly good fruit, they're grown primarily for the spring flowers and the fall color of the leaves. You'll want to find plants of Amelanchier sanguinea, Amelanchier alnifolia, or Amelanchier stolonifera if you want them for the fruit.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Aug 12, 2013 12:08 PM CST
Anderwood, you are braver than I am to taste something when you have not yet identified the plant.
You live on the edge!
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Aug 12, 2013 12:10 PM CST
greene said:Anderwood, you are braver than I am to taste something when you have not yet identified the plant.
You live on the edge!


My thoughts exactly.

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Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Aug 12, 2013 12:28 PM CST
A friend of mine ate them first!
Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Aug 12, 2013 12:44 PM CST
But how long after he ate them did you wait?
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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Aug 12, 2013 2:23 PM CST
Anderwood said:A friend of mine ate them first!


Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Reminds me of the old Mapo adds..."Let Micky taste it...he'll eat anything!"
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Aug 12, 2013 2:39 PM CST
(Pssst... Group hug let's see if this guy also posts on the mushroom forum.)
Hope you have a lot of friends! Hilarious!
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Name: Ginger
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gingin
Aug 12, 2013 2:45 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Bad Mary Whistling Whistling
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Aug 12, 2013 8:19 PM CST
*Blush* I promise to behave Angel , but I'm still not goin' camping or foraging with Anderwood...
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Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Aug 12, 2013 9:57 PM CST
Based mostly on the singularly born berries, my best guess would be Amelanchier bartramiana, but really, there isn't enough detail in the pics to know.
As a child and through high school, I spent at least a month every summer at our cabin a half mile south of the BWCAW. Most of that time exploring the wild. Olga Lakela's A Flora of Northeastern Minnesota was an indispensable companion.
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Aug 13, 2013 8:33 AM CST
Here are more pics.
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