Taxon  Report   5879    
Oemleria cerasiformis  (Hook. & Arn.) J. W. Landon
Indian plum,  Oso berry
Oemleria cerasiformis
© 2009 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Oemleria cerasiformis
© 2007 Steve Matson
Oemleria cerasiformis
© 2014 John Doyen
Oemleria cerasiformis, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Oemleria cerasiformis
© 2007 Matt Below
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Oemleria
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest, Redwood Forest

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: canyons

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Nuttallia cerasiformis
PLANTS: Osmaronia cerasiformis
More information about  Oemleria cerasiformis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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 17, 2019).