Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14778 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Shepherdia canadensis (L.) Nutt.
Common name   Canada buffaloberry
R. Van Buren   1478  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 25 August 2006 
United States
Utah County
Locality American Fork Canyon, Alpine Loop Rd, at junction with Utah Highway 144;
     Elev.: 6200 ft. (1890 m.)
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 40° 27'  13.35" N, 111° 39'  35.73" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)
Voucher Voucher for "Woody Plants of Utah" by R. Van Buren, K.T. Harper, J. Cooper 
Specimen Notes Journal Code: L6S1. 


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Shepherdia canadensis (L.) Nutt.

     Elaeagnus canadensis (L.) A. Nels.
     Lepargyrea canadensis (L.) Greene

Common Name(s): russet buffaloberry, russet buffalo-berry.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=27779, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Rhamnales
                                Family: Elaeagnaceae
                                    Genus: Shepherdia
                                        Species: Shepherdia canadensis


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 03081s1.jpg 
specimen image: 03348s1.jpg 
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specimen image: 11913s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13377s1.jpg 
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specimen image: 15730s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
15336 Abies concolor      "white fir" 2.1 mi. N
15337 Abies lasiocarpa      "subalpine fir" 2.1 mi. N
15335 Acer glabrum      "Rocky Mountain maple" 2.1 mi. N
15323 Acer glabrum      "Rocky Mountain maple" 2.1 mi. N
04440 Agropyron cristatum  subsp. cristatum   "crested wheatgrass" 1.5 mi. SW
04603 Agrostis exarata      "spike bentgrass" same section
05150 Arnica latifolia      "broad-leaf arnica" same section
15324 Artemisia tridentata      "big sagebrush" 2.1 mi. N
13667 Artemisia tridentata      "big sagebrush" 1.1 mi. W
15326 Aster       "aster" 2.1 mi. N
03887 Balsamorhiza macrophylla      "cut-leaf balsamroot" 1.5 mi. SW
03873 Carex raynoldsii      "Raynolds' sedge" 1.5 mi. SW
14777 Cercocarpus intricatus      "little-leaf mountain mahogany" 1.8 mi. N
05066 Clematis occidentalis  var. grosseserrata   "purple virgins-bower" same section
05151 Corallorhiza striata      "striped coralroot" same section
02835 Corallorhiza striata      "striped coralroot" 1775 ft. NW
15325 Epilobium       "willowherb" 2.1 mi. N
02833 Erysimum capitatum  var. capitatum   "sand dune wallflower" 1775 ft. NW
04604 Festuca saximontana  var. saximontana   "Rocky Mountain fescue" same section
02834 Hackelia patens  var. patens   "spotted stickseed" 1.5 mi. SW
04416 Juncus tenuis      "poverty rush" same section
08846 Mentzelia dispersa      "bushy blazingstar" 1.2 mi. W
14775 Monardella odoratissima      "mountain monardella" 1.5 mi. N
13666 Paxistima myrsinites      "Oregon boxleaf" 1.1 mi. W
03885 Phacelia heterophylla  var. heterophylla   "variable-leaf scorpionweed" 1.5 mi. SW
15334 Physocarpus malvaceus      "mallow ninebark" 2.1 mi. N
15331 Picea engelmannii      "Engelmann spruce" 2.1 mi. N
02258 Pinus contorta     1.5 mi. SW
15330 Pinus contorta      "beach pine" 2.1 mi. N
02269 Pinus flexilis      "limber pine" 1.5 mi. SW
15333 Populus angustifolia      "narrow-leaf cottonwood" 2.1 mi. N
15322 Populus angustifolia      "narrow-leaf cottonwood" 2.1 mi. N
03884 Potentilla gracilis  var. fastigiata   "slender cinquefoil" 1.5 mi. SW
02836 Ranunculus inamoenus  var. inamoenus   "graceful buttercup" 1.5 mi. SW
14776 Ribes cereum      "wax currant" 1.8 mi. N
14773 Ribes hudsonianum      "northern black currant" 1.2 mi. W
08847 Ribes hudsonianum  var. petiolare   "western black currant" 1.7 mi. SW
15327 Rosa woodsii      "Woods' rose" 2.1 mi. N
08953 Rubus parviflorus      "thimbleberry" 1.3 mi. S
15321 Sambucus cerulea     2.1 mi. N
03883 Sanguisorba minor      "small burnet" 1.5 mi. SW
04365 Saxifraga odontoloma      "brook saxifrage" 1.5 mi. SW
15329 Solidago       "goldenrod" 2.1 mi. N
15328 Solidago       "goldenrod" 2.1 mi. N
14774 Sphaeromeria diversifolia      "separate-leaf chickensage" 1.5 mi. N
15332 Thalictrum fendleri      "Fendler's meadow-rue" 2.1 mi. N
08837 Veronica biloba      "twolobe speedwell" 1.2 mi. W
03886 Viola nuttallii      "Nuttall's violet" 1.5 mi. SW


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Roadhouse Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 360 ft. N 6516  Timpanogos Cave 
South Fork Ranger Station (Locale) Utah County, UT 513 ft. SW 6086  Timpanogos Cave 
South Fork American Fork Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 541 ft. W   Aspen Grove 
Echo Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 900 ft. NW 6106  Timpanogos Cave 
Martin Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. N 6316  Timpanogos Cave 
Little Mill Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. SW   Timpanogos Cave 
Little Mill Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. W 6050  Timpanogos Cave 
Gray Cliff Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. W 6047  Timpanogos Cave 
Mutual Dell Organization Camp (Locale) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. SE 6470  Timpanogos Cave 
Bear Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. SE   Timpanogos Cave 
Mutual Dell (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1 mi. SE 6503  Timpanogos Cave 
Warnick Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. N 6345  Timpanogos Cave 
Pine Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. SE   Aspen Grove 
Rock Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. W   Timpanogos Cave 
North Mill Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. W 6113  Timpanogos Cave 
Mile Rock Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. N 6467  Timpanogos Cave 
Hanging Rock Picnic Ground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. W 5985  Timpanogos Cave 
Newton Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. N   Timpanogos Cave 
Tank Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. W   Timpanogos Cave 
Hanging Rock Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. W 6086  Timpanogos Cave 


Taxon Links for species Shepherdia canadensis  (L.) Nutt.

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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