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Ponderosa Park Area
Wally Anderson
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Plant - summer
Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
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Lonesome Valley
Sue Smith
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Flowers
Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
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Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
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Pioneer Park
Sue Smith
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Bark
Willow Lake Rd
Doug McMillan
Plant Description

Origin: Native  Similar Species: Berberis haematocarpa
General Description: Evergreen. A large, straggly, prickly, holly-like fragrant shrub.
Identification notes: Terminal leaflet of each leaf usually less than 1 inch long, not more than twice as long as wide; berries spherical, blue or blue-black when mature, becoming dry. Flower clusters short, flat-topped, loose, few-flowered; outside flowers open first.
Height: 14 feet     Width: 10 feet


Habitat

Habitat Description: Found on slopes and flats, often in association with pinyon-juniper woodlands.
Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest
Elevation: 4000 - 7000 feet


Flowers

Color: Yellow   Shape: Regular in round clusters    Tubular: N   Flowering Period: May - Jun
Description: 6 yellow petals with flower to 1 inch wide in clusters of 3 to 9. Flower cluster is flat-topped, loose with few flowers; outermost flowers being the first to open.


Leaves

Leaf Color: Gray-green   Type: Compound   Shape: Round or oval   Margin: Toothed   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: N
Description: Holly-like, spiny, leathery and consisting of 3 to 9 leaflets that are about 1 inch long and 1/2 inch wide.


Fruit

Color: Blue to blue-black   Type: Berry-like   Description: Dark blue 1/2 inch wide berry.


Bark/Branches

Bark Color: Grayish-purple to brownish   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Developes shallow fissures and ridges.
Spines, thorns or prickles: Y

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