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Holodiscus discolor  (Pursh) Maxim.
Cream bush,   Ocean spray,   Oceanspray
Holodiscus discolor is a shrub that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Subspecies and Varieties:
Genus: Holodiscus
Family: Rosaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Ultramafic affinity: 1 - weak indicator / indifferent

Habitat: slopes

Communities: Redwood Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Chaparral, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSHolodiscus boursieri
PLANTSHolodiscus discolor ssp. franciscanus
PLANTSHolodiscus discolor var. ariaefolius
PLANTSHolodiscus discolor var. delnortensis
PLANTSHolodiscus discolor var. franciscanus
Information about  Holodiscus discolor from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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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. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 04/19/2024).