As we creep (or in this year’s example, leap) out of winter, the look is always to the early species that bud and flower. One of those, mayhaw, was mentioned last.
Now a tree that has been a bit of a ghost in my world was Amelanchier arborea Downy Serviceberry.
(Sidebar: See Dr. Charles Allen’s writings about the other common name, Sarvis Berry)
It is native from Ontario to Texas and right through our Pineywoods but I hadn’t seen one since college dendrology classes except for field trips elsewhere.