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Near Whitehouse Landing in Page County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Downy Serviceberry

Amelanchier arborea

 

— Shadbush —

 
Downy Serviceberry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 31, 2020
1. Downy Serviceberry Marker
Inscription.  
Shadbush
In Coastal areas, this tree is called Shadblow or Shadbush because it blooms when the shad migrate upstream to spawn.

Juneberry
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.

Sarvis Berry
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.

Flower Show
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 & ArchaeologyChurches & ReligionHorticulture & Forestry.
 
Location.
Downy Serviceberry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 31, 2020
2. Downy Serviceberry Marker
38° 38.506′ N, 78° 36.63′ W. Marker is near Whitehouse Landing, Virginia, in Page County. Marker is on Lee Highway (U.S. 211) 0.1 miles east of Crisman Hollow Road, on the right when traveling east. 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 Whitehouse Landing.
 
Additional keywords. funeral rites
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 1, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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Jan. 27, 2021