not doing too well on the serpentine soils; we only saw a couple of these and both were discolored
there are a few Coffee Berry bushes scattered around Nevada City, but they are not common. They tend to prefer dryer and sunnier places nearby. This one may have been planted in a restoration project.
Seen in the upper riparian area growing in association with some ferns. This woody shrub stood about 1.6 meters high, and exhibited the customary stiff, leathery leaves in a chaparral portion of the habitat.
Rhamnus californica (syn. Frangula californica), commonly known as coffeeberry and California buckthorn, is a species of flowering plant in the family Rhamnaceae, the buckthorns. It is native to the southwestern United States and Baja California in Mexico. It is an introduced species in Hawaii.