redshanks Rosaceae Adenostoma sparsifolium Torr. Listen to the Latin symbol: ADSP Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Evergreen (cedar-like), thin, linear, sharp pointed, 1/4 to 1/2 inch long, shiny green, sticky.
Flower: Small, white (may be light pink), appearing in clusters at the ends of twigs in summer.
Fruit: Small, brown and dry occurring in loose clusters.
Twig: Slender and stays green for some time.
Bark: A very unique, reddish brown bark peeling into thin papery strips and sheets.
Form: A large multi-stemmed shrub that reaches up to 20 feet.

Looks like: athel tamarisk - saltcedar - tamarisk - smallflower tamarisk
leaf flower fruit twig bark form1 map
Additional Range Information:
Adenostoma sparsifolium is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting redshanks.
External Links:
USDAFS Additional Silvics
USDA Plants Database
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