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Buffaloberry or Soapberry

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Shepherdia canadensis

Flower Description:

Bowl to urn shaped green to yellowish calyx with 4 triangular petal like lobes

Season BloomApr-May
HabitatDry rocky soil, open woods forest edges, riverbanks
CyclePerennial woody
Leaf DescriptionSimple opposite egg shaped to lance-elliptic with toothless edges
Soil Type Dry
Light Source Partial Shade, Sun