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|Family: Elaeagnaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Shepherdia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Shepherdia argentea (Pursh) Nutt.
Habit: Plant 2--7 m, much-branched. Leaf: 1.3--6 cm, 1--2 cm wide, oblong or elliptical, adaxially silver-green. Flower: white. Fruit: 5--7 mm, ellipsoidal, red.
Ecology: Along streams, river bottoms, slopes; Elevation: 650--2100 m. Bioregional Distribution: e KR, SNH, SCoR, WTR, SnBr, MP, n SNE; Distribution Outside California: to Canada, central United States. Flowering Time: Apr--May Note: Fruit sour, made into sauce eaten with buffalo meat along Overland Trail; occasionally cultivated as ornamental.
eFlora Treatment Author: Alan T. Whittemore
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Shepherdia
Next taxon: Shepherdia canadensis
Citation for this treatment: Alan T. Whittemore 2016. Shepherdia argentea, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=44296, accessed on September 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on September 27, 2016.