* SASKATOON SERVICEBERRY (Amelanchier alnifolia
)--downy woodpecker, pileated woodpecker, black-capped chickadee, mountain chickadee
Food aversion learning in sheep: persistence of conditioned taste aversions to palatable shrubs (Cercocarpus montanus and Amelanchier alnifolia
The site was north-facing within an old seed-tree cut now dominated by a mixed stand of young Western Larch, Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) and Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa), with a shrub layer including alder (Alnus sp.), Saskatoon Serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia
), Mallow-leaf Ninebark (Physocarpus malvaceus), and Rocky Mountain Maple (Acer glabrum).
Importance values were calculated as the sum of the relative density, relative dominance, and relative frequency of each species BC BC BG Species invaded uninvaded invaded Acer pensylvanicum -- -- -- Acer rubrum -- 0.88 0.40 Amelanchier alnifolia
0.67 -- -- Betula nigra -- -- 0.11 Carya glabra -- 0.10 0.14 Cercis canadensis -- -- -- Camus flarida 0.19 0.11 -- Fagus grandifolia -- -- -- Hamamelis virginiana -- 0.09 -- Ilex opaca 0.09 0.10 -- Kalmia latifolia -- 0.09 -- Lindera benzoin 0.09 -- 0.10 Liquidambar styraciflua -- -- -- Liriodendron tulipifera 1.04 1.03 1.94 Magnolia sp.
Functional groups of plants included forbs, grasses, sedges, mat-forming shrubs, such as twinflower Linnaea borealis, and upright shrubs, such as serviceberry Amelanchier alnifolia
. Plant nomenclature follows Hitchcock & Cronquist (1996) and Table 1.
Cultivated blueberries are descended from native species, but in the northern plains the "blueberry" of choice is the saskatoon (Amelanchier alnifolia
), or Juneberry.
Saskatoonberry (Amelanchier alnifolia
) is a well known native edible berry shrub seen throughout the Prairies.
Willow (Salix spp.), red-osier dogwood (Comus stolonifera), and saskatoon (Amelanchier alnifolia
), together termed "moose shrubs", made up 83% of browse events recorded.
Serviceberry; Saskatoon; Juneberry (Amelanchier alnifolia