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image: Silvery Buffaloberry
Photograph from Lewis and Clark Herbarium/Academy of Natural Sciences
Silvery Buffaloberry

Shepherdia argentea



First Noted by Expedition
September 4, 1804, along the Niobrara River, South Dakota.
 

Description
Shrub or small tree with silvery, scaly leaves, young twigs, berries; branches opposite; twigs often spine-tipped. Leaves 1.5 in (3.8 cm), opposite, oblong. Flowers tiny, yellowish, four-lobed, in clusters. Height: 18 ft (5.5 m).
 

Habitat
River bottoms, ditches, meadows.
 

Range
Most common in northern Great Plains; also found from British Columbia to Manitoba, south throughout the western United States and to the Great Lakes.
 

Note
Species information from enature.com
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