Holodiscus discolor

Wildflowers Dicots Eudicots Rosids Rosales Rosaceae Adenostoma

Rockspirea

Seen on the back side of Arroyo Burro and one plant on the back side of Romero Trail between Island View Trail and the road. Seen blooming in mid-June and mid-July.

The subspecies found in SB (H. d. var microphyllus) was formerly a full species (H. microphyllus) in its own right.

A bush about 6~7 feet high with many white blooms on flowerspikes. Each bloom has about 8 or 9 petals and lots of stamens.

4 Responses to “Holodiscus discolor”

  1. Katie Says:

    Holodiscus microphyllus?
    http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=4212

  2. Katie Says:

    What happened to your other pics, especially of the leaf? Otherwise the flowers by themselves look a little like chamise.

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