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Menodora scabra  A. Gray  var. glabrescens  A. Gray
Broom tvinberry,   Desert olive
Menodora scabra var. glabrescens is a perennial herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Parent: Menodora scabra
Genus: Menodora
Family: Oleaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Shadscale Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
JEFMenodora scoparia
Information about  Menodora scabra var. glabrescens from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (MESC)

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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]. 2022. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 12/07/2022).