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Well well well. Common names get thrown about and applied pretty randomly, so maybe **some**one calls mountain laurel shad tree, but I'd misunderstood my father: he wasn't saying that mountain laurel = shad tree; he was saying that there's another tree that blooms at the same time that's called that.

Searching on Wikipedia, I find that the genus Amelanchier has several species that get called shad tree or shadbush (they also get called things like serviceberry, a name I know I hear a lot).

As you'll see, there's alder-leaved shadbush, lovely shadbush, downy shadbush ... pick a shadbush to suit your mood! Maybe red-twigged?

But don't confuse it with mountain laurel!

Mountain Shadbush

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Date: 2017-05-24 08:18 pm (UTC)
sovay: (Haruspex: Autumn War)
From: [personal profile] sovay
But don't confuse it with mountain laurel!

Thank you for the correction!

Date: 2017-05-25 03:50 am (UTC)
athenais: (Default)
From: [personal profile] athenais
This is extremely educational! I will no longer confuse shad season with mountain laurel.

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