Taxon  Report   8714    
Cotoneaster lacteus  W. W. Sm.
Milkflower cotoneaster
Cotoneaster lacteus
© 2006 Peter Zika
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Cotoneaster lacteus
© 2010 Robert Steers/NPS
Cotoneaster lacteus, a dicot, is a shrub that is not native to California. Cal-IPC rating: Moderate

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within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Cotoneaster lacteus
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Cotoneaster
Communities: escaped cultivar

Toxicity: MINOR

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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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 18, 2019).