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American Silverberry - Elaeagnus commutata

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Shrub 1–3 m high, spreading by roots. Stems unarmed; twigs mealy, becoming brown, then gray. Leaf blades narrowly ovate to elliptic, 2–7 cm long, white-mealy, silvery beneath. Flowers sweetly scented; hypanthium campanulate, 6–10 mm long, silvery outside; sepals 3–5 mm long, yellowish inside. Fruit ellipsoid, 9–12 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to QC south to ID, UT, ND and MN (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 30

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Habitat
Forming thickets on banks of rivers, streams; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
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Citation for data on this website:
American Silverberry — Elaeagnus commutata.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from