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Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
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Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
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Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
Plant Description

Origin: Introduced
General Description: Deciduous. A large dense rounded tree with low branches. Develops a wide spreading crown. Fast growing and short lived.
Identification notes: Tree or shrub. Mature leaf blade usually more than 3 inches long, upper surface slightly rough; leaf stem 3/4 inch or more. Under surface smooth or with hairs only along major veins or in tufts in axils of principal lateral veins and midrib.
Height: 50 feet     Width: 40 feet


Habitat Description: Found in disturbed areas in woodland margins, along fences, and in thickets of other trees.
Plant Communities: Disturbed Areas
Elevation: 0 - 5000 feet


Color: Green   Shape: Inconspicuous in elongated clusters    Tubular: N   Flowering Period: May - Jun
Description: Small, green catkins. Male and female flowers can be on the same plant. Male catkins 1 to 2 inches long with distinct sepals; green with red tips. Female catkins 1 inch long with plump smooth, green ovaries.


Leaf Color: Dark-green   Type: Simple   Shape: Round or oval   Margin: Toothed   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: Bottom of leaves
Description: Roughly oval in shape, 3 to 6 inches long and 5 inches wide with 3 to 5 deep irregular lobes and toothed margins. Color is darker on the top of the leaf than the bottom. Leaves sparsely hairy, especially along major veins and exude a milky juice if cut.


Color: Pale-pink to dark-red to black   Type: Berry-like   Description: Resemble blackberries; cylindrical, 1 to 1-1/4 inches long and are clusters of multiple fruits formed from single ovaries of multiple flowers in an elongated flower cluster, fleshy part composed of enlarged sepal lobes.


Bark Color: Orange-brown, gray   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Orange-brown and smooth with lenticels when young. Older bark becomes gray with long, narrow, irregular furrowed, scaly ridges. Twigs are slender, zigzag, gray to orange-brown and smooth.
Spines, thorns or prickles: N

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