littleleaf mountain-mahogany Rosaceae Cercocarpus
intricatus S. Watson
|Leaf: Alternate, simple, and persistent and leathery, commonly clustered on spur shoots; 1/2 inch long and narrowly elliptical, thick and leathery with entire, obviously revolute margins, green above and below.
Flower: Small, inconspicuous, trumpet-shaped, red with yellow anthers.
Fruit: Small achenes with long, twisted, plumed tails, to one inch long.
Twig: Reddish brown, slender and pubescent becoming smooth and gray-brown; spur shoots are common.
Bark: Reddish to grayish brown with deep, furrows and ridges that may become scaly.
Form: A rounded, densely-branched evergreen shrub to 10 feet tall.
Looks like: curlleaf mountain-mahogany
| Additional Range Information:
Cercocarpus intricatus is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting littleleaf mountain-mahogany.
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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