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Granite Mtn - Tr 308
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Granite Mtn - Tr 308
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Pioneer Park
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Willow Lake Rd
Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Evergreen. A large, straggly, prickly, hollylike fragrant shrub.
Height: 10 feet     Width: 10 feet


Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland
Elevation: 4000 - 7000 feet

Similar Species: Berberis haematocarpa

Flower Characteristics

Color: Yellow   Shape: Regular in round clusters     Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Apr - Jul
Description: Six yellow petals with flower to 1 inch wide in clusters of 3 to 9.

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf Color: Gray-green   Type: Compound   Shape: Round or Oval   Margin: Toothed   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: N
Description: Hollylike, spiny, leathery and consisting of 3 to 9 leaflets that are about 1 inch long and 1/2 inch wide.
Spines: Y

Fruit Characteristics

Color: Blue   Type: Berry-like   Description: Dark blue 1/2 inch wide berry.

Bark Characteristics

Bark Color: Gray to Brownish   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Developes shallow fissures and ridges.

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