EVERGREEN SHRUB. A single very large, old, spreading shrub was
found under ash trees in a wash among granite tors. Commonly cultivated
in southern Arizona, but from its location, this one grew wild. Included
in this list for its enormous size and wildlife value (many birds eat the
berries, and the branches provide year-round shade and cover). The
extremely long, arching branches are more flexible and less thorny than
is commonly seen in the heavily-pruned bushes in cultivation.
FAMILY: Rosaceae (Rose Family)