San Rafael Valley, AZ ~~ Photo by Bill Haas

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Actually, I don't think this is a tree, but rather, a bush on steroids! And I just made up the name for it! I don't know what kind of plant, small tree or large bush, it really is! It's simply stunning in person!
It has an oak-like leaf, and I was just surprised to find it covered with luscious, juicy berries this time of year --late July.
It's the only specimen I found in my new neighborhood (approximate elevation of 1200'). I can't wait to see what its blooms look like in the Spring.
It's readily apparent I need to get a regional tree identification book to augment my wildflower tomes. These mysteries are tormenting me!