Location: Morrison Cyn @ Maar
Native to: Local
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: deciduous
Comments: Deciduous, native throughout valley and foothill areas of California. In April or May fragrant, creamy flower plumes make it a giant candelabrum. Plump green fruits ripen in fall into large shiny-brown nuts resembling the eye of a buck. The California indians used the fruit as a fish poison.
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NOTICE: This specimen is located on private property.
DO NOT TRESPASS!
No right to enter private property to view the specimen tree is granted by the Roadside Arboretum.
To prevent the transfer of disease and other considerations, do not touch or take samples from the specimen tree or any other plants on the property.
Illustration by Philip Eaker