Calflora
Taxon  Report   10903 
Frangula purshiana  (DC.) A. Gray ex J.G. Cooper  ssp. annonifolia  (Greene) Sawyer & S.W. Edwards
Cascara sagrada
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Frangula purshiana ssp. annonifolia, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is native to California.

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Family: RHAMNACEAE  
Genus: Frangula
Parent Record Frangula purshiana
Wetlands: Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System]    
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PLANTS: Frangula annonifolia
ICPN + PLANTS: Rhamnus annonifolia
ICPN + PLANTS: Rhamnus purshiana var. annonifolia
More information about  Frangula purshiana ssp. annonifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Sep 19, 2018).

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