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Rhamnaceae >>> Colubrina californica
Pen and ink from live specimen found at Fish Creek, Superstition Mountains,
RANGE:Rare in Arizona. Found in just a few isolated Sonoran Desert
loacations. Can be found near Fish Creek along the north side of the
Superstition Mts., Arizona.
SHRUB: A medium to large shrub.
FRUIT: Spherical capsule is fairly hard and has three valves .
LEAVES: Non-descript, spatulate leaves.
FLOWERS: Small, whitish-yellow and born in a panicle of about a dozen
flowers. Attractive to bees. Flowers late spring.
UNARMED. Unlike many similar looking shrubs this one lacks
thorns. Some short stiff twigs, but no sharps.
Rhamnaceae -- Buckthorn Family
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