Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Rhamnus betulifolia Greene
Frangula betulifolia (Greene) V. Grub ssp. obovata (Kearney & Peebles) Kartesz & Gandhi
Rhamnus betulifolia is a shrub with alternate, serrulate oval leaves. The young red stems bear clusters of small white flowers. The fruit when ripe is purple to black. There are five stamens inserted onto a hypanthium. The flower is three carpellate. Rhamnus betulifolia can be found in canyons and along streambeds.
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Rhamnus betulifolia, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., C Bar Ranch Road, May 30, 2007
Rhamnus betulifolia, flowering, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., C Bar Ranch Road, May 30, 2007
Rhamnus betulifolia, 2x field macro of flower, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Little Cherry Creek Ranch Road, May 30, 2009
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