Shrubs with Simple, Alternate Leaves, Finely Toothed Margin )
Rose Family (Rosaceae)
Habitat: Montane on both sides of Continental Divide
Height: Usually Less than 2 m
Description: The Saskatoon is easily identified by its almost perfectly oval, slightly toothed leaves. The white flowers have 5 showy, long petals. The deep purple berries appear in late July, and are quite tasty. The berries have large seeds within, and an opening at the farthest end from their attachment to the twig. The bark is smooth and gray with vertical lines.