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Granite Mtn - Tr 345
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Granite Mtn - Tr 345
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Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Deciduous. Erect spreading shrub to small tree. Multi-trunked and matures into a rounded vase-shape. Found in valleys, canyons and rocky slopes.
Height: 18 feet     Width: 12 feet


Habitat

Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest
Elevation: 2000 - 7000 feet


Flower Characteristics

Color: Yellow-green   Shape: Inconspicuous in round clusters     Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Mar - May
Description: Clusters of tiny, fragrant blossoms with no petals. Stamens give flowers a yellowish cast. Male and female on separate plants.


Leaf Characteristics

Leaf Color: Green to Gray-green   Type: Simple   Shape: Round or Oval   Margin: Toothed   Attachment: Opposite   Hairs: N
Description: Opposite or fascicled and in clusters. Oval to elliptical leaves to 1-1/2 inch long. Smooth to finely toothed. Appear after flower blossoms.
Spines: N


Fruit Characteristics

Color: Bluish-black   Type: Berry-like   Description: Oval and olive shaped. Up to 1/4 inch long. Appear late summer to fall. Fruit attracts wildlife.


Bark Characteristics

Bark Color: Gray to brown   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Trunk is gray to light tan with gray blotching. Twigs are reddish-brown. A very hard wood.

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