[Buckthorns West of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

California Buckthorn, Coffeeberry

Rhamnus californica ssp. occidentalis

Synonym: Frangula californica

Leaves of California Buckthorn or Coffeeberry: Rhamnus californica ssp. occidentalis (Synonym: Frangula californica)

The evergreen leaves of California buckthorn as seen at Star Flat to the northwest of Eight Dollar Mt. in southwestern Oregon.....................April 5, 2009.

California Buckthorn, Coffeeberry: Rhamnus californica ssp. occidentalis (Synonym: Frangula californica) - Flowers of California Buckthorn, Coffeeberry: Rhamnus californica ssp. occidentalis (Synonym: Frangula californica)

Flowers of California Buckthorn, Coffeeberry: Rhamnus californica ssp. occidentalis (Synonym: Frangula californica) - California Buckthorn, Coffeeberry: Rhamnus californica ssp. occidentalis (Synonym: Frangula californica)

California buckthorn as seen in forest near the Deer Creek Center to the west of Selma, Oregon.........July 13, 2012.

California Buckthorn, Coffeeberry: Rhamnus californica ssp. occidentalis (Synonym: Frangula californica) - Leaves of California Buckthorn or Coffeeberry: Rhamnus californica ssp. occidentalis (Synonym: Frangula californica)

California buckthorn, a shrub up to 6-8' high, as seen at Star Flat to the northwest of Eight Dollar Mt. in southwestern Oregon........April 5, 2009.

California Buckthorn, Coffeeberry: Rhamnus californica ssp. occidentalis (Synonym: Frangula californica) - Leaves of California Buckthorn, Coffeeberry: Rhamnus californica ssp. occidentalis (Synonym: Frangula californica)

California Buckthorn, Coffeeberry: Rhamnus californica ssp. occidentalis (Synonym: Frangula californica)

California buckthorn as seen at the Days Gulch Botanical Area to the southwest of Selma, Oregon..........April 29, 2012.

Paul Slichter