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Silver Buffaloberry - Shepherdia argentea


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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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).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 41

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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).

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