Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

(Silktassel Family)

The Garryaceae are shrubs or small trees. The leaves are opposite, and "praying," meaning that the opposite leaves curve upwards. The plants are dioecious-- separate sexes on different plants. There are no petals on the flowers. The staminate inflorescence is a drooping raceme, the "tassel."

Garrya wrightii (Wright's Silktassel)

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