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Frangula californica (Eschsch.) A. Gray
California buckthorn, California Coffeeberry
USDA Symbol: FRCA12
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Leaf Complexity: Simple Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff