Sierra hoary coffeeberry next to High Sierra Trail
shrub with scattered black berries
Biggest I've ever seen. 15 cm diam trunk. More than 5 m tall and wide. Most of canopy leafless. Drought?
Live Oak/Chaparral habitat.
bitter/sweet taste says Star_Bit
Understory oak woodland
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.