Photograph from Lewis and Clark Herbarium/Academy of Natural Sciences
American Silverberry (Wild Olive, Wolf Willow)
July 6, 1806, in Powell County, Montana.
A rounded, twiggy shrub with narrow, silvery, scurfy leaves on grayish red branches. Small clusters of inconspicuous, cone-shaped flowers are spicily perfumed with a heavy, sweet scent. The fruit is a dry, mealy, whitish berry. This suckering shrub can form patches several yards in diameter. Height: 1-12 ft (0.3-3.7 m).