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Lynx Creek
Sue Smith
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Plant - summer
Lynx Creek
Sue Smith
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Plant - summer
Lynx Creek
Sue Smith
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Lynx Creek
Sue Smith
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Grapevine Canyon
Sue Smith
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Grapevine Canyon
Sue Smith
Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Deciduous. Erect shrub or ascending, single-stalked or few-branched, forming colonies by runners. It lacks aerial roots so does not climb like the eastern species. All parts have an oil skin irritant that causes a severe reaction in many individuals.
Identification notes: Shrub or subshrub; stems erect, single-stalked or few-branched; alternate compound leaves near ends of stems, 3 stalked leaflets; flower 5 yellowish-white petals and 5 stamens with yellow tips; fruit round, white berry. Rhizomatous.
Height: 2 feet     Width: Varies depending on support


Habitat

Habitat Description: Found in moist but often sunny sites in canyons, along streams and at seeps and springs from the low desert to mixed conifer forests.
Plant Communities: Riparian
Elevation: 3000 - 8000 feet


Flowers

Color: Yellowish-white, greenish   Shape: Regular in round clusters    Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Apr - Sep
Description: Flowers are 1/4 inch wide in loose clusters to 3 inches long in lower leaf axils, each cluster usually having fewer than 25 flowers. Greenish sepals.


Leaves

Leaf Color: Dark Green   Type: Compound   Shape: Round or oval   Margin: Toothed   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: N
Description: Dark green, compound, divided into 3 leaflets, usually shiny, oblong to lance-shaped to oval, notched or toothed, 4 inches long with red tinge when immature. Turns reddish-orange in fall.


Fruit

Color: White to yellowish-white   Type: Berry-like   Description: Cluster of 1/4 inch berry-like fruits.


Bark/Branches

Bark Color: Light brown   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Light brown woody stems.
Spines, thorns or prickles: N

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