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Forest Trails
Doug McMillan
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Highlands Center for Natural History
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Charlie Johnson
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Forest Trails
Doug McMillan
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Forest Trails
Doug McMillan
Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Evergreen. Coarse-textured, creeping, woody-stemmed ground cover. Good for erosion control.
Identification notes: Stems above ground less than 6 inches long; leaflets with more than 10 teeth. Flower clusters elongate, many-flowered, dense; berries ovoid or ellipsoid.
Height: To 8 inches     Width: 1 foot


Habitat

Habitat Description: Found in shady areas in ponderosa pine and spruce-fir forests.
Plant Communities: Montane Conifer Forest
Elevation: 5000 - 8500 feet


Flowers

Color: Yellow   Shape: Regular in elongated clusters     Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Apr - Jun
Description: Fragrant to 3/4 inch wide with 6 yellow petals in dense cluster.


Leaves

Leaf Color: Dark Green   Type: Compound   Shape: Round or oval   Margin: Toothed   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: N
Description: Dark green, shiny, leathery, holly-like to 10 inches long, pinnately compound, 3 to 7 wavy leaflets with spiny margins, leaflets to 3 inches long, leaves turn shades of red, yellow or purple in the fall.


Fruit

Color: Bluish-purple   Type: Berry-like   Description: Cluster of 1/4 inch berries.


Bark/Branches

Bark Color: Reddish-brown   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Scaly and rough. Stems root when touching the ground.
Spines, thorns or prickles: Y

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