Latin name: Frangula californica (Eschsch.) A. Gray
  ssp. cuspidata (E. Greene) Kartesz & Gandhi

  Pronunciation: FRANG-gyu-la ka-li-FOR-ni-ka kus-
  pi-DAY-ta
  Common name: Sierra hoary coffeeberry
  Family: Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn)
  Habitat: Dry slopes and canyons, 2000'-7500',
  creosote bush scrub to pinyon-juniper woodland
  and foothill woodland to yellow pine forest, Orange
  and Riverside Cos. and north
  Blooming period: May to June
  Click for Latin name derivations: 1) Frangula
  2) californica 3) cuspidata
  Formerly Rhamnus tomentella ssp. cuspidata
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