Selected Plants of Navajo Rangelands

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Roundleaf buffaloberry
(a.k.a. silverleaf)

Stems with light green foliage that has a slightly curled appearance. Stems are slightly textured and light in color.

Roundleaf buffaloberry is found only in southern Utah and northern Arizona, the area to which it is native. As its name indicates, the foliage is silvery green, and the leaves remain on the small shrub year-round. It provides habitat and fodder for quails and other small animals. The plants are drought tolerant, and can often be found growing on rocky slopes or outcrops.

Branching, brushy growth habit
Dense foliage
Flowers, which are a cream and orange. They are surrounded by dusky green leaves.

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