littleleaf mountain-mahogany Rosaceae Cercocarpus intricatus
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.