Taxon  Report   8714 
Cotoneaster lacteus  W.W. Smith
Milkflower cotoneaster
Cotoneaster lacteus
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
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Cotoneaster lacteus
© 2010 Robert Steers/NPS
Cotoneaster lacteus, a dicot, is a shrub that is not native to California.
It is an invasive plant. The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as moderate (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Cotoneaster lacteus
© 2006 Peter Zika
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Cotoneaster
escaped cultivar
Toxicity: MINOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 26, 2016).

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