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Arches National Park in Grand County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Utah Serviceberry

Amelanchier utahensis

 

— Rose family (Rosaceae) —

 
Utah Serviceberry Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 13, 2020
1. Utah Serviceberry Marker
Inscription.  

Height: up to 15'
Flower: white, fragrant
Bloom: late spring

This shrub's showy flowers add springtime beauty to arid high-desert landscapes. By midsummer, blooms transform into edible blue-black fruits resembling tiny apples. Many bird species eat the fruit. The Hopi, Navajo, and Paiute use the fruit and the shrub's wood.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentNative Americans.
 
Location. 38° 36.974′ N, 109° 37.201′ W. Marker is in Arches National Park, Utah, in Grand County. Marker and plant are adjacent to the Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moab UT 84532, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harriman's Yucca (here, next to this marker); Rubber Rabbitbrush (here, next to this marker); Moab Utah UMTRA Project (approx. 1.3 miles away); Grand Old Ranch House (approx. 3.4 miles away); Ancient Sand Dunes (approx. 3.8 miles

Utah Serviceberry and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 13, 2020
2. Utah Serviceberry and Marker
away); Scott M. Matheson (approx. 4 miles away); Star Hall History (approx. 4.9 miles away); Star Hall (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arches National Park.
 
Also see . . .
1. Utah Serviceberry Fact Sheet (USDA). (Submitted on November 13, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Service Berry. (Submitted on November 13, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Arches National Park. (Submitted on November 13, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Utah Serviceberry and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 13, 2020
3. Utah Serviceberry and Marker
Left-most marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 13, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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