Gatt. Pomac., 25, plate 2, fig. 20e. 1890
Phenology: Flowering Apr–May; fruiting Jul–Sep.
Habitat: Dry rocky slopes, canyons, stream banks, mountainsides, foothills, deserts
Elevation: 900–3500 m
Ariz., Calif., Colo., Idaho, Mont., Nev., N.Mex., Oreg., Tex., Utah, Wash., Wyo., Mexico (Baja California).
The sparsely to moderately hairy mature leaves and twigs, rounded to truncate or emarginate leaf apices, relatively short petals, and reduced numbers of stamens and styles are distinctive characteristics for the wide-ranging and common Amelanchier utahensis. Within 25 years of its publication, about a dozen names were published that G. N. Jones (1946) considered synonyms of A. utahensis. Some recent floras have recognized some of these synonymized taxa, including A. bakeri Greene, A. covillei, A. mormonica C. K. Schneider, A. oreophila A. Nelson, and A. venulosa Greene.