Calflora
Taxon  Report   11829    
Menodora scabra  A. Gray  var. glabrescens  A. Gray
Broom tvinberry,  Desert olive
Menodora scabra var. glabrescens
© 2005 James M. Andre
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Menodora scabra var. glabrescens
© 2011 Gina Richmond
Menodora scabra var. glabrescens
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Menodora scabra var. glabrescens, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Menodora scabra var. glabrescens
© 2005 James M. Andre
Family: OLEACEAE  
Genus: Menodora
Parent: Menodora scabra
Communities: Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Shadscale Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Menodora scoparia
More information about  Menodora scabra var. glabrescens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (MESC)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 17, 2018).