Oemleria cerasiformis (Torr. et A. Gray ex Hook. et Arn.) J. W. Landon
Osmaronia cerasisformis (Torr. et A. Gray) Greene
Oemleria cerasiformis (68484 bytes)
A small to medium-sized, dioecious shrub up to 1.7 m high. Elliptic leaves, alternate, entire, 8 cm long and 3 cm wide, dull green above, paler underneath. Pinnate venation with remarkable sunken midrib. Apex acuminate, base acute, petiole 1 cm long. Creamy-white male flowers in drooping racemes, up to 5 cm long consisting of 6-8 single flowers, 0.5 cm long and 0.5 cm wide. Stamen irregular connected to the inner side of calyx. Flowers appear in early March.

Home: NW-USA, California

Other views: Leaves

Cultivated: Germany

Author: Rainer Oberle

Ethnobotanical aspects of Oemleria cerasiformis by Plants for a future database

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