Taxon  Report   3748    
Garrya elliptica  Lindl.
Coast silk tassel,  Coast silktassel, Silk tassel bush or quinine bush, Wavyleaf silktassel
Garrya elliptica
© 2009 Aaron Schusteff
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Garrya elliptica
© 2015 Robert Steers
Garrya elliptica
© 2014 Neal Kramer
Garrya elliptica, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Garrya elliptica
© 2013 Ameet Zaveri
Genus: Garrya
Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Chaparral, Mixed Evergreen Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Garrya elliptica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).