Taxon  Report   10904 
Frangula purshiana  (DC.) A. Gray ex J.G. Cooper  ssp. purshiana 
Cascara sagrada
Frangula purshiana ssp. purshiana
© 2017 Steve Matson
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Frangula purshiana ssp. purshiana
© 2016 Zoya Akulova
Frangula purshiana ssp. purshiana
© 2016 John Doyen
Frangula purshiana ssp. purshiana, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California.

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Frangula purshiana ssp. purshiana
© 2013 James Gonsman
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
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ICPN: Rhamnus purshiana var. purshiana
More information about  Frangula purshiana ssp. purshiana
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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:   (Accessed: Jun 22, 2018).

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