Taxon  Report   8726 
Pyracantha coccinea  M. Roem.
Scarlet firethorn
Pyracantha coccinea
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
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Pyracantha coccinea
© W. I. Follett 2007 California Academy of Sciences
Pyracantha coccinea, 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 limited (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Pyracantha coccinea
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Pyracantha
escaped cultivar
Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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PLANTS: Cotoneaster pyracantha
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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 25, 2016).

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