Amelanchier alnifolia var. alnifolia
Phenology: Flowering May–Jul; fruiting Jul–Aug.
Habitat: Stream banks and shores, lake shores, mountainsides, dry rocky and grassy slopes (northern shrub-steppe), hillsides, woods, thickets, shaded canyons, moist roadsides
Elevation: 30–2900 m
Alta., B.C., Man., N.W.T., Ont., Sask., Yukon, Colo., Idaho, Iowa, Kans., Minn., Mont., Nebr., Nev., N.Mex., N.Dak., Oreg., S.Dak., Tex., Utah, Wash., Wyo.
Variety alnifolia extends much farther east than any other western shadbush; it is distinguished by its rounded to truncate leaves, hairy ovary apices, and relatively large fruits. The fruits are grown commercially and are an ingredient of the native American food pemmican.