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Holodiscus discolor ocean-spray

ROSE Family

Habitat: In open dry forests and clearings, often on sandy or rocky soils at low to subalpine elevations.

Height: 3-12 feet tall

Re-sprouts after wildfire

Stems: clustered and arching upward & outward from base. Bark is gray-red and strongly ridged on young stems.

Flowers: tiny, creamcolored in dense Terminal clusters that persist over winter, Turning brown with age

Leaves: Deciduous, alternate, 1-3 inches long. Broadly triangular with lobed or toothed edges. Hairy on both sides. Dull green