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:
|Image||Scientific name||Common name||Distribution|
|Shepherdia argentea||silver buffaloberry||central and western North America, from the Prairie Provinces of Canada (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba) southwards in the United States as far as Ventura County in California, as well as northern Arizona, and northwestern New Mexico.|
|Shepherdia canadensis||Canada buffaloberry||all of Canada, except in Prince Edward Island, and in the western and northern United States, including Alaska and Idaho|
|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.
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- Media related to Shepherdia at Wikimedia Commons