SHEPHERDIA ARGENTEA.--Beef Suet Tree, or Rabbit Berry. North America,
1820. This shrub is rendered of particular interest on account of the
intense silvery hue of the foliage. The leaves are narrow and
lanceolate, silvery on both sides, and dotted over with rusty-brown
scales beneath. The flowers, which are produced in April, are small and
yellow, unisexual, or each sex on a distinct plant. Berries scarlet,
about the size of red Currants, and ripe about September.
S. CANADENSIS.--North America, 1759. This is a small-growing, straggling
species, fully 4 feet high, and clothed with rusty scales. The leaves
are ovate or elliptic, and green above, and the flowers of an
inconspicuous yellow, succeeded by orange-red berries.