Serviceberry

Amelanchier arborea
A shrub or a small tree 12-40' tall. The smooth, light gray bark becomes furrowed with age. The alternate, stalked leaves are elliptical and finely toothed and have a rounded to heart-shaped base. The short-stalked 1" flowers are in dense, upright to nodding racemes, and open just as the leaves appear. (At this stage the leaves and leafstalks are pale and furry-hairy.) There are 5 long, narrow, white petals and a central tuft of stamens with yellow anthers. The fruit is a small, 1/4-3/8", apple-like, purple berry. Blooms April, May; fruits June, July. Found in open woods.