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" Garrya Elliptica " | by ** Janets Photos **
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" Garrya Elliptica "

Garrya elliptica (Coast silk-tassel, Silk Tassel Bush or Wavyleaf Silktassel) is a common evergreen shrub native to the coastal ranges of California and southern Oregon, that reaches a height of two to five meters. It is one of a small biological family of approximately twenty known species in the family Garryaceae, most of which are Garrya. All Garrya are associated with warm temperate regions of North America. Female and male sexual organs of all the Garrya are found on separate plants.

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Taken on January 22, 2012