Christmasberry

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Christmasberry

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(tō`yən), evergreen tree or shrub (Photinia arbutifolia) of the family Rosaceae (roserose,
common name for some members of the Rosaceae, a large family of herbs, shrubs, and trees distributed over most of the earth, and for plants of the genus Rosa, the true roses.
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 family), found on the Pacific coast of North America. Its white flowers are followed by bright red berries; with its handsome leaves, it is used on the Pacific coast as a Christmas green. It is also called California holly. Most other species of Photinia, sometimes cultivated, are native to Asia East. Christmasberry is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Rosaceae.
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The 1-1/2 mile trail hopped over two deep gullies and featured signs helping visitors distinguish the subtle beauty of the brush, distinguishing plants such as mountain lilac, buckwheat and Christmas berry.