Taxon  Report   7541    
Shepherdia argentea  (Pursh) Nutt.
Buffalo berry,  Silver buffaloberry
Shepherdia argentea
© 2014 Steve Matson
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Shepherdia argentea
© 2010 Lee Dittmann
Shepherdia argentea, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Shepherdia argentea
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry
Genus: Shepherdia
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Northern Juniper Woodland

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Elaeagnus utilis
PLANTS: Lepargyrea argentea
More information about  Shepherdia argentea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).