Dirca occidentalis

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Dirca occidentalis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Thymelaeaceae
Genus: Dirca
Species: D. occidentalis
Binomial name
Dirca occidentalis
A.Gray

Dirca occidentalis, or western leatherwood, is a deciduous shrub with leaves three to seven centimeters in length. Yellow flowers emerge prior to leafing. It grows on moist and shaded slopes. It is rare and endemic to the San Francisco Bay area of California. Its closest relative, Dirca palustris, lives in the Eastern half of North America.

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