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Frangula californica

Frangula californica (Eschsch.) A. Gray

California buckthorn, California Coffeeberry

Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: FRCA12

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I)

The California Coffeeberry is a member of the buckthorn family (family Rhamnaceae) which includes shrubs, woody vines, and small to large trees, rarely herbs, often spiny. About 700 species worldwide; 15 native and 3 naturalized tree, about 50 shrub, and 1 woody vine species in North America.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit:
Size Class: 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , HI , NM , NV , OR

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Supports Conservation Biological Control

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

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Bibliography

Bibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Frangula californica in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Frangula californica in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Frangula californica

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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