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Oemleria cerasiformis  (Hook. & Arn.) J. W. Landon
Indian plum,   Oso berry
Oemleria cerasiformis is a shrub that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial

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Genus: Oemleria
Family: Rosaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: canyons

Communities: Redwood Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Chaparral

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTSNuttallia cerasiformis
JEF + PLANTSOsmaronia cerasiformis
Information about  Oemleria cerasiformis from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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Burbank's Experimental Farm: Luther Burbank considered these as a possible commercial product. They are still growing on the farm:
#28 Oso Berry ( Oemleria cerasiformis ) Burbank selection (1918) of a hardy, deciduous, drought-tolerant native shrub. Bears bean-sized, edible, blue-black fruit.

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2023. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 12/06/2023).