Serviceberry is a
member of the Rose Family. It
appears as a shrub or small tree with smooth, gray bark. The plant grows to
height and has dark green, round to elliptical leaves with toothed edges
to 1.5 inches in length and 1 inch in width. The plant grows on rocky
slopes in pinyon-juniper woodlands and ponderosa pine forests at elevations between
2000 - 7500 feet.
Hopis used the wood of the
Serviceberry to craft bows, arrows and ceremonial prayer sticks.
between April - May and produces white flowers with 5
narrow petals that grow in clusters of 3 to 6 to 0.5 inches in width.