Taxon  Report   3604 
Forestiera pubescens  Nutt.
Desert olive,  Stretchberry
Forestiera pubescens
© 2009 Keir Morse
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Forestiera pubescens
© 2012 Jean Pawek
Forestiera pubescens
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Forestiera pubescens, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Forestiera pubescens
© 2004 James M. Andre
Family: OLEACEAE  
Genus: Forestiera
Creosote Bush Scrub, Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Foothill Woodland
Habitat: slopes, ridges
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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TJM2: Forestiera neomexicana var. arizonica
TJM2: Forestiera neomexicana var. neomexicana
TJM2: Forestiera pubescens var. parviflora
More information about  Forestiera pubescens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 24, 2018).

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