Rhodora23: 48. 1921
Phenology: Flowering May–Jun; fruiting Jul–Aug.
Habitat: Open woods, rocky banks, shores, calcareous sites
Elevation: 0–300 m
Amelanchier amabilis makes a conspicuous display with its relatively large flowers; in eastern North America, it resembles most closely A. sanguinea. Leaves with three or four teeth on distal cm of margin and largest teeth more than 1 mm are also useful for identification.
Amelanchier amabilis flowers at the same time as A. humilis and A. sanguinea. The authors have observed A. amabilis growing with A. sanguinea without the occurrence of putative hybrids; putative hybrids with A. arborea and A. humilis have been observed in the field.
|Author||Christopher S. Campbell +, Michael B. Burgess +, Kevin R. Cushman +, Eric T. Doucette +, Alison C. Dibble + and Christopher T. Frye +|
|Basionym||Amelanchier sanguinea +|
|Common name||Lovely shadbush + and amélanchier gracieux +|
|Elevation||0–300 m +|
|Habitat||Open woods, rocky banks, shores, calcareous sites +|
|Illustrator||Marjorie C. Leggitt +|
|Phenology||Flowering May–Jun + and fruiting Jul–Aug. +|
|Synonym||A. sanguinea grandiflora +|
|Taxon name||Amelanchier amabilis +|
|Taxon parent||Amelanchier +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 9 +|