mid-sized tree on oak savannah hillside; reddish stems and alternate, untoothed, lanceolate leaves. possibly madrone? leaves seem too narrow.
Growing along hwy 1 near a fence line. Several Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) were feeding at the flowers.
ETA: The flowers aren't exactly bell shaped, but they do have parts in five with alternate evergreen leaves. Sounds like Ericaceae, but i'm not sure.
ETA: not a manzanita or a madrone.
Small tree with soft woolly leathery leaves. I've seen a similar one nearby. Both were somewhat short, more of a glorified shrub than a tree. It looks very different than most willows I've looked at, but maybe it's a differently textured species? Or one that changes with age?
Smooth leaves, purple/red/yellow berries
In foothills of the Spring Mountains, Clark Co., Nevada, USA.
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.