Paxistima myrsinites

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Scientific Name Paxistima myrsinites USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Mountain Lover ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Celastraceae (Staff-tree) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine; spruce-fir forests.
Plant: Under-story, spreading bush; dense branches, 8 to 40 inches long.
Leaves: Opposite, smooth, leathery, evergreen, dark green blades, oblanceolate to elliptic or ovate, from 1/2 to 1-1/2 inches long, with minutely serrate margins.
Inflorescence: Very tiny pinkish red flowers less than 1/8 inch across, 4 petals and sepals.
References: Descr. adapted from "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and SEINet.
Colorado Status

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