Wright silktassel Garryaceae Garrya wrightii
Leaf:Opposite, simple, evergreen and leathery, ovate, to 2 inches, entire margins, yellow-green above, light green below.
Flower:Species is dioecious; produced in drooping spikes (tassels), 2 to 5 inches long, lacking petals, gray-geen to yellow, appearing during summer.
Fruit:Relatively few round berries borne in pairs on 1 1/2 to 3 inch-long tassels, individual berries 1/4 inch, reddish to purple-blue and mostly lacking pubescence, somewhat persistent.
Twig:Moderate to stout, new growth is green and somewhat pubescent, becoming reddish brown-green.
Bark:Gray-brown and rough, becoming scaly.
Form:A shrub to 15 feet, but usually much smaller.