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  • Poison Oak Leaves

    Leaves can turn yellow or red  in fall and winter, but they are just as potent.

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    Poison Oak

    Watch out! This plant can give you a lot to scratch about. Leaves arranged in sets of three on the branch.

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    Nevin's Barberry Branch

    Thorns are present, approach with caution.  Better yet, do not touch.

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    Coyote Bush

    Coyote bush (Baccharis pilularis) is a large shrub with oval leaves with many teeth along the margins.  Small flowers in bellshaped heads.

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    Coffee Berry

    Coffeeberry (Rhamnus californica) is and evergreen shrub reaching up to six feet high.  The leaves are  dark green and glossy, the branches can be reddish.  Greenish flowers and berry-like fruits.

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    California Buckwheat

    California buckwheat is usually about three feet tall, has small leafs with pink and white flowers that grow in an umbel.

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    Sugar Bush

    Sugar bush can be as tall as 30 feet high. The leafs are evergreen, and the berries smell like sugar.

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    St. Catherine's lace

    St. Catherine's lace (Eriogonum giganteum) is an evergreen bush growing up to 8 ft. high, flowering in a lacy canopy in June and July.

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    Nevin's Barberry

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