Curl-leaf Mountain Mahogany (Cercocarpus montanus)

Curl-leaf Mountain Mahogany (Cercocarpus montanus) (14188 bytes)  

Curl leaf Mountain Mahogany is an erect, evergreen shrub, growing to 15 feet in height.

 

 

 

 

curl leaf mountain mahogany foliage (5837 bytes) Leaves are simple, alternate, and clustered. They are small (1/2 to 1 inch long) and narrowly elliptical, thick and leathery.
  
curl leaf mountain mahogany bloom (4678 bytes) Flowers are small, inconspicuous, trumpet-shaped, yellow and fragrant.
curl leaf mountain mahogany seed (4635 bytes) Fruit has long, twisted, plumed tails up to 2 inches in length.
curl leaf mountain mahogany bark (7267 bytes) Bark is grayish brown with deep, wide furrows and ridges that may break into plate-like scales

 

Photos: Judy Sedbrook

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