Adenostoma sparsifolium


  • Height:   above 5 ft
  • Life Cycle:   perennial
  • Growth Type:   shrub
  • Flower Size:   small, 1/4 - 1 in
  • Inflorescence Size:   1 - 5 in
  • Flower Type:   clustered
  • Bloom Type:   summer
  • Flower Color:   white
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   coast - inland - mountain
  • Water Requirements:   low
  • Characteristics / Comments:   good for revegetation
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   100,800
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Taxon report data from Calflora

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Adenostoma sparsifolium

Common Name:Red shanks

Adenostoma sparsifolium, a angiosperm, is a tree that is native to California.

US Distribution:extends only slightly beyond CA borders
Plant Community(s):Chaparral

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Imperial, Los Angeles, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Solano, Ventura

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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