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Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
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Plant - summer
Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
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Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
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Flowers
Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
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Immature fruit
Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
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Granite Mtn - Tr 308
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Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Deciduous. A large shrub or tree to 50 feet with furrowed grayish-brown bark, often growing in thickets. Leaves are pinnate with numerous leaflets and turn golden yellow in fall.
Identification notes: Shrub, small tree; furrowed grayish-brown bark. Leaves alternate, often even-pinnately compound, 9 to 17 leaflets. Flowers in large, branched terminal clusters. Sepals 5, hairy on margins, petals 5 with 2 narrow bracts. Fruit yellow, orange, berry-like.
Height: 50 feet     Width: 30 feet


Habitat

Habitat Description: Found in canyons and along riparian areas within desert grasslands and oak woodlands.
Plant Communities: Riparian
Elevation: 2500 - 5000 feet


Flowers

Color: Yellowish-white   Shape: Inconspicuous in elongated clusters    Tubular: N   Flowering Period: May - Aug
Description: Flowers have 5 round-tipped petals to 1/4 inch wide in large branched 10 inch long terminal clusters. Sepals are often hairy on margins.


Leaves

Leaf Color: Green to yellowish-green   Type: Compound   Shape: Narrow   Margin: Smooth   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: Bottom of leaves
Description: Pinnately compound leaves with 9 to 17 lance-shaped leaflets that have unequal halves. Leaflets are up to 4 inches long while the leaves are up to 12 inches long. Leaves are smooth above but hairy beneath; edges smooth.


Fruit

Color: Yellow to orange   Type: Berry-like   Description: Fruit is round and smooth, 1/2 inch in diameter with a yellow to orange translucent flesh; usually containing only 1 very hard seed inside.


Bark/Branches

Bark Color: Gray to grayish-brown   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Buds and young twigs are densely hairy. Mature bark is rough, furrowed and fissured, gray to grayish-brown.
Spines, thorns or prickles: N

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