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Lynx Creek
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Lynx Creek
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Yeager Canyon
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Lynx Creek
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Lynx Creek
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Seven mile Gulch - Tr 354
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Lynx Creek below Highlands Center
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Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Semi-evergreen. A spiny, low growing, upright shrub forming in thickets with a haze of fragrant white flowers in the summer.
Height: 2 feet     Width: 6 feet (usually 3 feet)


Habitat

Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest
Elevation: 5000 - 10000 feet

Similar Species: Ceanothus greggii


Flower Characteristics

Color: White to Pink   Shape: Regular in round clusters     Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Apr - Oct
Description: White to Pink with 5 petals, in terminal, pyramid-shaped cluster up to 1-1/2 inches long.


Leaf Characteristics

Leaf Color: Gray-green   Type: Simple   Shape: Round or Oval   Margin: Smooth   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: Bottom of leaves
Description: Somewhat thick; velvety surface, hairy beneath with prominent veins.
Spines: N


Fruit Characteristics

Color: Red to Brown   Type: Berry-like   Description: Shiny red to brown 3-lobed fruit to 3/16 inch in diameter.


Bark Characteristics

Bark Color: Reddish-brown   Bark Texture (Mature): Smooth   Bark and Branch Description: Mature twigs reddish-brown. Branches straight with slender spines up to 1 inch long and spines pointed at the ends.

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