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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Frangula betulifolia (Greene) Grubov (Birchleaf Buckthorn,salicieso)

Coffee Pot Mountain


Habitat: mountains,canyons,near water
Life Form: shrub,medium
Leaf Description: alternate,simple,elliptic to oblong to obovate,entire
Flower Color: greenish or green
Flowering Period: May and June
Spines: spineless
Family: Rhamnaceae (buckthorn family)
Abundance: rare
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona Part 19. Eudicots: Polygalaceae to Simmondsiaceae. Phytoneuron 2016-47: 1-71. Published 23 June 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 44 (13.7 MB pdf)

Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page (opens in a new tab).






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