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Silver Buffaloberry (Shepherdia argentea (Pursh) Nutt.)

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Range - Expand

Native or Not Present
Native or Expanded
Expanded or Not Present

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.

This plant is widely used in landscaping as an ornamental, and also used in windbreaks, land reclamation, and erosion control. It has bird-distributed fruit and can escape into the wild, which has led it to establish at scattered sites east of its native range. It is not particularly competitive in the more humid east, and remains uncommon to rare. We mark the new parts of its range expanded because most populations cluster close to the native range, although the more distant, isolated occurrences could perhaps be marked introduced as well.