Calflora
Taxon  Report   10896    
Frangula californica  (Eschsch.) A. Gray  ssp. californica 
California coffeeberry
Frangula californica ssp. californica
© 2017 Gary McDonald
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Frangula californica ssp. californica
© 2017 James Gonsman
Frangula californica ssp. californica
© 2017 Gary McDonald
Frangula californica ssp. californica, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Frangula californica ssp. californica
© 2018 Jay Chamberlain
Family: RHAMNACEAE  
Genus: Frangula
Parent: Frangula californica
Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Rhamnus californica
ICPN + PLANTS: Rhamnus californica ssp. californica
More information about  Frangula californica ssp. californica
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 (FRCAC5)

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).