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Granite Mtn - Tr 40
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Granite Mtn - Tr 40
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Granite Mtn - Tr 40
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Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Deciduous. Aromatic tall shrub or small tree with a rounded crown. The development is erect, tending to grow both in height and in width. Parts of the plant have a disagreeable odor. Found in shady rocky slopes at wood's edges.
Height: 20 feet     Width: 15 feet


Habitat

Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest
Elevation: 3500 - 8500 feet


Flower Characteristics

Color: White to Yellow-green   Shape: Inconspicuous in clusters     Tubular: N   Flowering Period: May - Jun
Description: Fragrant, with 4 petals to 1/2 inch wide found in clusters in the leaf axil.


Leaf Characteristics

Leaf Color: Dark Green   Type: Compound   Shape: Round or Oval   Margin: Toothed   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: N
Description: Dark green, long stalked to 5-1/2 inches long, compound with 3 ovate, slightly wavy toothed leaflets to 3 inches long that are attached directly to the long central stalk. Disagreeable odor when leaves, which are dotted with oil glands, are crushed.
Spines: N


Fruit Characteristics

Color: Light Brown   Type: Winged   Description: Light brown, flat, roundish, winged hop-like fruit to 1/2 inch wide.


Bark Characteristics

Bark Color: Brownish-gray   Bark Texture (Mature): Smooth   Bark and Branch Description: Trunk is slender and crooked, bearing interwoven, ascending branches. Twigs are brown with deep U-shaped leaf scar; and light brown, fuzzy short buds.

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