Plant - summer
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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Fruit
Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
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Bark
Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Deciduous. A small tree often growing in thickets. Slow grower. Found in desert grasslands, oak woodlands, canyon slopes and along streams.
Height: 40 feet     Width: 30 feet


Habitat

Plant Communities: Riparian
Elevation: 2400 - 6000 feet


Flowers

Color: White   Shape: Inconspicuous in elongated clusters     Tubular: N   Flowering Period: May - Aug
Description: Five round-tipped petals to 1/4 inch wide in large branched 10 inch long terminal cluster.


Leaves

Leaf Color: Light-green   Type: Compound   Shape: Narrow   Margin: Smooth   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: Bottom of leaves
Description: Light green with some yellow. Smooth above but hairy beneath. Pinnate with 7 to 19 lance shaped unequal-sided leaflets. The terminal leaflet is smaller. Toothless. Leaflets are up to 4 inches long while the leaves are up to 12 inhes long.


Fruit

Color: Yellow   Type: Berry-like   Description: Fruit is 1/2 inch in diameter with a glassy yellowish golden translucent flesh with a very hard seed inside. The fruits contain saponins, a toxic detergent that has been used for it's cleaning ability.


Bark/Branches

Bark Color: Gray to brown   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Bark is furrowed.
Spines, thorns or prickles: N

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