Frangula californica (syn. Rhamnus californica)
Shrub, to 5 feet tall for the cultivar ‘Eve Case’ normally planted on campus, the species can achieve the stature of a small tree, as seen at Jasper Ridge. The berries ripen in the winter and can be marble-sized, green to red to black. Once established it performs well without irrigation.
Locations: North-South Mall; Sierra Mall; Dohrman Grove; Stauffer Chemistry; Gilbert Hall.
Frangula californica varieties californica and tomentella grow at Jasper Ridge.
· Jasper Ridge’s flora and plant communities.
Illustrations: Jasper Ridge plant photo archive.
Related material: Stanford Grounds Plant Information Sheet. List No.13, p. 7.
About this Entry: John Rawlings authored the main text of this entry ca. 2005.