|Shepherdia argentea, western Nevada|
Shepherdia, commonly called buffaloberry or bullberry, is a genus of small shrubs in the Elaeagnaceae family. The plants are native to northern and western North America. They are non-legume nitrogen fixers.
The genus has three species:
- Shepherdia argentea — silver buffaloberry
- Shepherdia canadensis — Canada buffaloberry
- Shepherdia rotundifolia — roundleaf buffaloberry, endemic to southern Utah and northern Arizona
The berry is recognizable by being a dark shade of red, with little white dots on them. They are rough to the touch, and are found on both trees and shrubs.
- "Shepherdia". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
- "Shepherdia Nutt". USDA PLANTS .
- "Silver buffaloberry" (PDF).
- Elias, Professor, Thomas S. (1983). Edible Wild Plants A North American Field Guide (Digitized online by Google books). Peter A. Dykeman. Cengage Learning. pp. 9–28, 258. ISBN 0-442-22254-8. Retrieved 2009-01-25.
- Media related to Shepherdia at Wikimedia Commons
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