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Silver Buffaloberry - Shepherdia argentea

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
Erect shrub 2–4 m. Stems with thorn-tipped side shoots; twigs white-mealy, becoming gray. Leaf blades oblanceolate, 2–4 cm long, white-mealy on both sides. Flowers: hypanthium mealy,1–3 mm long; sepals golden on the inside; male sepals ca. 0.5 mm long; female sepals ca. 1 mm long; Fruit ovoid, red, juicy, 5–7 mm long, edible (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC to MB south to CA, AZ, NM and NE (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 55

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Habitat
Cool slopes in grasslands, riparian thickets, forests; plains (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
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    • Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Little, E.L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees (native and naturalized). Agriculture Handbook No. 541. U.S. Forest Service, Washington, D.C. 375 pp.
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