Near Luray in Page County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
— Shadbush —
In Coastal areas, this tree is called Shadblow or Shadbush because it blooms when the shad migrate upstream to spawn.
Another name for this tree, Juneberry, is fitting because the flowers become reddish purple berries as early as June.
The fruits are rapidly devoured by ruffed grouse, black bear, white-tailed deer, raccoon, opossum and fox.
This name comes from earlier times when winter funeral services had to be delayed until early spring due to the weather. Services were held when the Service or Sarvis Berry bloomed.
This small tree boasts beautiful masses of snowy white flowers, each with five long petals.
These showy flowers bloom in early spring, before the leaves come out. They make the forest come alive!
Erected by Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Churches & Religion • Horticulture & Forestry.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9531 Lee Highway, Luray VA 22835, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flowering Dogwood (a few steps from this marker); You Are Invited (within shouting distance of this marker); History Marches Forward (within shouting distance of this marker); Pignut Hickory (within shouting distance of this marker); Massanutten Wildflower Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jackson’s 2nd Corps Established (about 400 feet away); The Tea Tree (about 400 feet away); Page County / Shenandoah County (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Luray.
Additional keywords. funeral rites
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 1, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.