Tag Archives: Amelanchier arborea

Word of the Week: Pome

Although bananas are the most popular fresh fruit purchased by Americans, apples (fresh, frozen, canned, and juiced) rank number one overall as America’s top fruit choice according to the USDA Economic Research Service. Both bananas and apples are considered fleshy fruits, but bananas are berries and apples are pomes. Continue reading

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TREE: Amelanchier arborea (Downy Serviceberry)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Common in woodlands throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region, this native provides seasonal interest from early spring blossoms through vivid fall color. Edible fruit is ready for picking early summer, but there will be fierce competition with the 58 wildlife and 35 bird species that use this tree.
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Are You Lichen the Bark? Lichens and Mosses

In Part 3 of our series “Are You Lichen the Bark?”, Mary Free introduces us to the beauty of lichens and mosses on tree bark and other natural surfaces.
Many of her interesting photographs in this article have insets that show a magnified section of the lichen or moss, so you can really see the detail of these interesting epiphytes. Continue reading

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