Garrya flavescens

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Garrya flavescens
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Garryales
Family: Garryaceae
Genus: Garrya
Species: G. flavescens
Binomial name
Garrya flavescens

Garrya flavescens is a species of flowering shrub, known by the common name ashy silktassel.

The plant is native to the southwestern United States, and Baja California, Sonora, and Chihuahua in Mexico. It grows in many habitats, including dry forest, desert, and chaparral.


Garrya flavescens is a shrub reaching a maximum height approaching three meters.

The leaves are oval-shaped, up to 7 or 8 centimeters long and about half as wide. The underside may be hairless to very hairy and pale dusty gray.

The plant is dioecious, with both male and female plants producing long hanging clusters of flowers. Female flowers give way to bunches or clusters of spherical berries covered in hairs.

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