Silver buffalo-berry

  • Latin name: Shepherdia argentea Nutt.
  • French name: Shépherdie argentée
  • Synonym(s): Thorny buffalo-berry , silver-berry , buffalo shepherdia
  • Taxonomic Serial Number: 27778
Description

Leaves

  • Leaf - silver buffalo-berry
  • Leafy twig - silver buffalo-berry

Form

  • Deciduous, opposite, simple
  • Oblong to lance-shaped

Length

  • 2–6 cm

Buds

  • Lateral bud and leaf scar - silver buffalo-berry

Form

  • Terminal bud present
  • 1 or 2 pairs of scales

Twigs

  • Thorn - silver buffalo-berry

Form

  • Thorny

Flowers

Form

  • In small auxiliary clusters (spikes) on previous year’s twigs

Structure

  • Dioecious

Fruits

Form

  • Berry-like, sour, edible

Width

  • 4–6 mm

Colour

  • red

Structure

  • Drupe-like achene

Size

Large shrubs or very small trees

Range

Central and western Canada

Photos
  • Silver buffalo-berry
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