The coffeeberry is a plant whose seeds resemble coffee beans. It grows it was one of the very smaller plants seen by me in the forest community. When I smelled one of its leaves, the odor vaguely resembled coffee.
Occasional within coyote brush coastal scrub, more common along margins and within stands of Douglas fir.
leaves glabrous to puberulent beneath and glabrous above
O'Neill Ranch Master Plan Draft Environmental Impact Report, February 1995
mid-sized tree on oak savannah hillside; reddish stems and alternate, untoothed, lanceolate leaves. possibly madrone? leaves seem too narrow.
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.