mountain mahogany


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mountain mahogany

[′mau̇nt·ən mə′häg·ə·nē]
(geology)
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State 14 follows the river canyon for about 70 miles as it winds from the mountain mahogany ecosystem of the foothills to lodgepole pine at 10,276-foot Cameron Pass.
Follow the juncture's sign to Strawberry Potrero (not the marker to Colby Ranch) and march southwest into Strawberry Meadow, which, according to Robinson, is a series of three small meadows that have highlights - bundles of grasses, scrub oak, manzanita, snow brush, mountain mahogany and a forest of widely spaced live oak, big-cone spruce and Jeffrey and Coulter pine, along with acres of their respective acorns, needles and cones.
The South Rim is best for short, easy walks, with marked paths leading from both sides of the South Rim Road through woodlands of scrubby Rocky Mountain white oak, juniper, mountain mahogany pi[bar{n}]on, and serviceberry.
Hikers will spot ceanothus, mountain mahogany, yucca, California lilac, manzanita, black sage, holly-leaf cherry, sumac, chamise, serviceberry, lemonade berry, Christmas berry, wild buckwheat, sticky-leaf monkey flower, popcorn flower, woolly blue curls, dudleya, owl's clover, blue-eyed grass, ferns and a shady grove of bays, oaks and sycamores.
It begins at 8,300 feet and climbs quickly through a forest of juniper, mountain mahogany and ponderosa pine.
Hiking trails lead through foxtail pine and mountain mahogany at middle elevations; higher up, firs predominate, but you'll also see the rare weeping spruce.