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Lynx Creek
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Lynx Lake
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Lynx Creek
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Seven mile Gulch - Tr 354
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Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Deciduous. An upright medium-sized tree with a narrow rounded crown. Found along streams and in canyons in oak woodlands and ponderosa pine forests.
Height: 60 feet     Width: Unavailable


Habitat

Plant Communities: Riparian
Elevation: 4500 - 7500 feet


Flower Characteristics

Color: Yellow-green or reddish-green   Shape: Inconspicuous in elongated clusters     Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Mar
Description: Monoecious. Males flowers are yellow-green, elongated, catkins about 2 to 3 inches long in hanging clusters. Female flowers are very small (1/4 inch) reddish-green appearing in early spring.


Leaf Characteristics

Leaf Color: Dark-green   Type: Simple   Shape: Round or Oval   Margin: Toothed   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: Bottom of leaves
Description: Dark green above and paler and slightly hairy below. Elliptical shape 3 inches long by 2 inches wide with narrow base and doubly-toothed margins.
Spines: N


Fruit Characteristics

Color: Green to reddish-brown   Type: Cone or cone-like   Description: Cone-like, woody, 1/2 inch long, green but turning reddish-brown when ripe. Contains numerous small winged seeds that ripen in early fall and persist through the winter.


Bark Characteristics

Bark Color: Gray to brown   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Gray-brown and smooth with numerous short lenticels when young. Older bark develops rectangular, flat narrow plates that are a bit scaly.

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