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Granite Mtn - Tr 345
Sue Smith
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Granite Mtn - Tr 261
Doug McMillan
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Granite Mtn - Tr 345
Sue Smith
Plant Description

Origin: Native  Similar Species: Eriodictyon trichocalyx
General Description: Evergreen. An aromatic spreading shrub with narrow leaves; younger stems smooth and sticky with shredding bark on older branches.
Identification notes: Perennial shrub with smooth twigs; leaves narrowly linear to lanceolate, smooth and resinous above, white hairy between the veins underneath. White bell-shaped flowers in terminal clusters, stamens included or slightly projected; seed capsule round.
Height: 4 feet     Width: 5 feet


Habitat

Habitat Description: Found on dry, rocky slopes or in washes in chaparral and pinyon-juniper woodlands.
Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Pinyon Juniper Woodland
Elevation: 2000 - 7000 feet


Flowers

Color: White   Shape: Regular in elongated clusters    Tubular: Y   Flowering Period: Apr - Aug
Description: Branched and coiled clusters of white flowers borne along branch tips. Flowers are funnel-shaped, 5-lobed with dark-tipped stamens, to 3/8 inch wide.


Leaves

Leaf Color: Green   Type: Simple   Shape: Narrow   Margin: Toothed   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: Bottom of leaves
Description: Sticky, leathery, aromatic, dull dark green above and white woolly beneath, linear, with prominent mid-vein and networked veins, slightly toothed to 4 inches long.


Fruit

Color: Gray-brown   Type: Capsule   Description: Fruit forms a 4-valved seed capsule, is oval to round in shape, and contains 1 to 8 hardened black striated seeds.


Bark/Branches

Bark Color: Reddish-brown   Bark Texture (Mature): Shreddy or peeling   Bark and Branch Description: Bark is reddish-brown. Older twigs and stems have stringy, shredding bark.
Spines, thorns or prickles: N

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