Is this serviceberry, pre-berry phase?

Asked August 13, 2019, 12:13 PM EDT

This was found in Anchorage in a more moist site.

Anchorage Alaska

3 Responses

Greetings,

I am not seeing an image attached to this question. If you could provide me with a picture of the fruit, a close up of the leaf and a wide shot, I would be happy to assist you.

Hi, this is most likely spirea (Spiraea stevenii), which prefers moist sites, is distributed throughout Alaska and common in tundra, swamps, black spruce muskegs, and forests. Spirea fruits are pods arranged in groups of usually five, each containing 2 or more seeds.