Garrya wrightii Silktassel
EVERGREEN SHRUB. A sturdy, densely leafy shrub with small oval
pointed bluish-green leaves, reminiscent of Manzanita but without the red
bark. Branches are green, bark is dark gray. Flowers and fruits
tiny, in hanging clusters. Uncommon in the Empires at higher elevations
in chaparral and desert grassland; the Empires are a bit too dry for this
species to thrive there.
FAMILY: Garryaceae (Silktassel Family)