Frangula californica (Eschsch.) A. Gray
Common name: California coffeeberry.
Flowering time: April-May.
Fruiting time: Summer.
Habitat: Found extensively throughout forests, woodlands, chaparral and coastal sage scrub.
Range: Coffeeberry is found throughout California and southwest Oregon.
Ecology: It likes full sun to partial shade and prefers dry, well-drained soils.
Ethnobotanical information: Leaves and berries can be used to treat poison oak allergies and burns. The root was heated and held in the mouth for toothaches.
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