mountain-mahogany Rosaceae Cercocarpus montanus
Leaf:Alternate, simple, and persistent, but commonly clustered at the end of spur shoots; small (1/2 to 2 inches long), obovate, and conspicuously penniveined. Dark green or yellow-green above and paler below, generally smooth, margins serrated about the midpoint and entire below.
Flower:Perfect, small, inconspicuous, trumpet-shaped, white to yellow.
Fruit:Small, slender achene with a long, feathery tail (up to 3 inches).
Twig:Slender, reddish brown and smooth, turning gray with age; many slender spur shoots.
Bark:Grayish brown and generally smooth.
Form:An erect evergreen shrub up to 15 feet tall or a small tree reaching 40 feet.