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Adolphia californica

Adolphia californica S. Watson

California Prickbush, Spinebush

Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ADCA2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Dec

Distribution

USA: CA
Native Habitat: Rocky slopes, dry canyons and washes, fields, roadsides, arroyos and hillsides near seeps, streambeds, chaparral, coastal sage scrub.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2020-11-16
Research By: CBR

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