roundleaf buffaloberry Elaeagnaceae Shepherdia rotundifolia
Leaf:Simple, alternate, evergreen, round, 1/2 to 1 inch long, with entire edges that curve strongly under (almost cupping), leathery, silvery green due to numerous silver-white scales, densely covered in white woolly scales below.
Flower:Species is dioecious; light yellow, inconspicuous, appearing in the spring.
Fruit:A gray red, drupe-like, juicy achene, 1/3 to 1/2 inch long and somewhat elongated, generally with a few silvery scales and woolly, ripen in mid to late summer and often occur in great abundance.
Twig:Slender and densely covered in silvery white wooly hairs and scales, buds likewise covered in scruffy wooly scales.
Bark:Smooth, light gray.
Form:A shrub to 4 feet in height with a dense round crown tightly packed with foliage.