Scientific name
Sorbus americana
Also Known As
American ash, Mountain Ash, Rowan tree
A small, shrubby tree, growing 10 - 40 ft. White flowers in clusters. Striking orange-red berries in September.

Scientific name
Purshia tridentata
Antelope bitterbrush is a perennial, deciduous shrub or small tree with rigid branches and wedge-shaped leaves. The leaves are also deeply 3-lobed at the tip.

Scientific name
Fallugia paradoxa
This desert woodland shrub has white four-petaled flowers, with white, feathery-looking styles that are especially showy after the petals fall away.

Scientific name
Malus pumila
Also Known As
Common apple, Paradise apple
The common apple is distinguished by its tough rounded leaves which are hairy below. The leaves appear rolled as they emerge from the buds.

Scientific name
Prunus serotina
The white flowers of black cherry trees generally bloom in the spring after the leaves are nearly full-grown, unlike many cherries which bloom before the leaves are out.

Scientific name
Rubus ursinus
An important food source for many birds and animals, the native California blackberry is a spreading vine shrub with prickly stems. It produces white flowers and edible berries. The flower petals are narrower than other non-native blackberries.

Scientific name
Rosa californica
Native to California, California rose is a prickly bush that produces fragrant pink flowers which grow singly or in clusters. The five petal flowers produce red rose hips that are consumed by wildlife.

Scientific name
Prunus virginiana
Also Known As
Black chokecherry, California chokecherry, Red chokecherry, Virginia chokecherry
Chokecherry has white flowers that are distinctive because they are attached on stems forming long racemes. Most other cherries have flowers in short rounded clusters.

Scientific name
Cercocarpus ledifolius
Also Known As
Mountain mahogany
Curl-leaf mountain mahogany is a large woody shrub found in open, semi-arid habitats in the West. Leaves are dark green and shiny with curled margins.

Scientific name
Amelanchier arborea
Also Known As
Common serviceberry, Indian cherry, Juneberry, Sarvis-berry, Shadblow, Shadbush, Sugarplum
A small tree rarely taller than 30 feet. White flowers cluster at the tips of branches. Fruits are small, red to purple. Leaves are elliptic in shape with small teeth along the edges.