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Granite Mtn - Tr 308
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Granite Mtn - Tr 308
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Granite Mtn - Tr 308
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Prescott area
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County Rd 65A
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Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Deciduous. Small shrub-like tree with a short trunk, open wide spreading crown and crooked, sprawling, erratic branches. Moderate to rapid grower. Prefers moist soils along streams and in canyons. Also found on hillsides from upper desert to oaks woodlands.
Height: 30 feet     Width: 30 feet


Habitat

Plant Communities: Semidesert Grasslands, Riparian
Elevation: 1500 - 6000 feet

Similar Species: Celtis pallida


Flower Characteristics

Color: Green   Shape: Inconspicuous, not in clusters     Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Mar - Apr
Description: Very small, 1/8 inch wide. Develops from base of immature leaf.


Leaf Characteristics

Leaf Color: Dark-green   Type: Simple   Shape: Triangular   Margin: Toothed   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: Bottom of leaves
Description: Rough above while yellow-green and slightly hairy with prominent veins beneath. Attached to the stems in two rows. Usually saw toothed (can be smooth), lopsided oval shape and thick. 2-1/2 inches long by 1-1/2 inches wide.
Spines: N


Fruit Characteristics

Color: Orange to red   Type: Berry-like   Description: Pea size fruit is sweet and located on the long stem at each leaf axil. Diameter to 3/8 inch. A thin layer of pulp surrounds a single interior seed. Berries attract birds.


Bark Characteristics

Bark Color: Gray   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Branches tend to be twisting and pendulous with conspicuous warts when young and when mature, irregular corky ridges form.

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