Location: On Sturgeon Road in Manitoba, just north of Winnipeg off the perimeter highway.
Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi F stop: F/6.3 Exposure: 1/1000 sec. Focal length: 150.0 mm Flash: flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode (16) Dimensions: 2400×1905 Shutter speed (Tv): 10
Wildflowers of North America group on 15 October 2009.
Saskatoon: Amelanchier alnifolia of the rose family. Flowers – three to twenty short clusters, stalks slender, 5-10 mm (3/16 to 3/8 inch) long. Petals five, white linear-oblancelate 10-20 mm (3/8 to ¾ inch) long, 3-6mm (1/32 to 1/4 inch) broad.
Stamens fifteen to twenty, filaments 3mm (1/32 inch) long. Styles five, joined full length to separate almost full base. Ovary Inferior, rounded top hairless to densely grayish woolly.
Fruits: berry-like pomes, hairless, waxy-coated, round, 10 to 14mm (3/8 to 9/16 inches) long, dark purplish, juicy and palatable.
Leaves: alternate, slender stalks 10-20 mm long, blades bluish-coated, oval to nearly round, 2-4 cm (3/4 to 1 5/8 inches) long., sparsely or copiously flat-silky-hairy or grayish short-hairy at least on lower surface.
Growth Pattern: low and spreading shrubs to small trees, 1-5 m (39 to 195 inches) tall, young branches, reddish-brown, eventually gray barked.
Growth Environment: margins and interiors of aspen poplar bluffs or scrubby areas of forests edges and moist ravines of the prairies
Information obtained from the book Wildflowers of Manitoba, by Ben W. Holyk.