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Monterey Pine Pinus radiata
2014-04-27 08:44:45

Monterey Pine (Pinus radiata) is native to the Central coast of California and Mexico primarily the Guadalupe and Cedros Islands. The Monterey pine is planted extensively in Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Kenya, and South Africa. The Monterey pine is closely related to the Bishop and Knobcone pine. The Monterey pine is a short to medium tree growing from 49-98 feet...

Knobcone Pine Pinus attenuata
2014-04-27 07:44:40

Knobcone pine (Pinus attenuata) grows in the mountains of southern Oregon to Baja California. This tree is usually found in pure stands but can mix in with the Bishop pine and the Monterey pine along the Oregon-California coastline. This tree grows in shallow rocky infertile soil. The knobcone pine is a relatively short lived tree living 75-100 years. The Knobcone pine grows at sea level up...

Jeffrey Pine Pinus jeffreyi
2014-04-27 07:31:31

Jeffrey pine (Pinus jeffreyi) grows in California, Nevada, and Oregon. This tree is named after botanist document, John Jeffrey. This tree is also known as the black pine. The Jeffrey pine is often confused with the Ponderosa pine. Jeffrey pine grows in high altitudes of 4900-6900 feet in the northern part of its region and 5900-9500 feet in the southern range. The trees grow primarily from...

Hartwegs Pine Pinus hartwegii
2014-04-22 13:27:36

Hartweg’s pine (Pinus hartwegii) is found growing in the mountains of  Mexico and Central America east to Honduras. This tree was discovered and named in 1838 by Karl Hartweg. The Hartweg’s pine is related to the Pinus Montezuma species which has shorter needles, as well as smaller cones and grows at lower altitudes. The Hartweg Pine grows at altitudes of 8200-14100 feet above sea level...

Arizona Pine Pinus arizonica
2014-04-18 10:05:00

Arizona pine (Pinus arizonica) is found in the United States in northern Mexico, southeast Arizona, southwest New Mexico, and western Texas. The Arizona pine closely resembles the Ponderosa Pine found growing in the Sierra Madre Occidental in Arizona south to Durango, CO. The Arizona pine grows in high elevations from 5906-8038 feet. It is a medium to tall pine growing to heights of 82-114.8...

 Yellow Water Lily Nuphar lutea
2014-01-14 14:14:34

Nuphar lutea is commonly referred to as the Brandy Bottle or Yellow water lily. It is an aquatic plant and a member of the Nymphaeacae family. N. lutea is native to temperate regions of Europe, northwest Africa, and western Asia. N. lutea grows in shallow water and wetlands. Its roots attach to the sediment while its leaves float on the surface. This plant can grow in water up to 16 feet...

Creeping Mahonia Mahonia repens
2014-01-12 10:37:35

Mahonia repens is a species of plant in the Berberidaceae family. The plant may also be referred to as the Creeping mahonia, the Creeping Oregon grape, the Creeping barberry or the Prostrate barberry. This species is found in the Rocky Mountains and western areas of North America. Specifically you can find the Mahonia repens ranging from British Columbia and Alberta through Arizona and New...

Oregon Grape Mahonia aquifolium
2014-01-12 09:53:18

Mahonia aquifolium is a species of flowering plant from the family Berberidaceae. The plant may also be referred to as the Oregon grape. It is an evergreen shrub and typically blooms in early spring. M. aquifolium can grow up to 3 feet tall and 5 feet wide. It has pinnate leaves that measure up to 12 inches. Each leaf is made up of spiny leaflets. The leaves have a leathery appearance that...

Mahonia
2014-01-12 09:42:21

Mahonia is a genus of evergreen shrub made up of approximately 70 different species. The genus belongs to the Berberidaceae family. Species of this plant genus range greatly from Asia, the Himalaya, North America and Central America. Conflicting opinions on the “Mahonia” classification exist because several plants in this genus are able to hybridize with plants in the genus Berberis....

Tree Poppy Dendromecon
2014-01-12 09:12:54

Dendromecon is a genus of shrubs or small trees. The genus may also be referred as the Tree poppy. Dendromecon can be found in California and northern Baja California. Dendromecon plants typically produce evergreen leaves that grow between 1.2 to 3.9 inches long. Its leaves have a narrow oval shape and taper to a point towards the end. The genus is known to have flowers that are yellow in...

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