Shrub; multiple woody stems, with none dominant

Shrubs have *woody stems* UNLIKE plants, AND *multiple stems, but none dominant* UNLIKE trees.

“The shrub I am seeking to identify…”

Has NO Thorns

Willow  {Salix sp.} (growing by water, lance-like leaves), Manzanita {Arctostaphylos sp.};  smooth, red to orange branches. Succulent (fleshy, water-bearing) leaves. Red berries, Sagebrush {Artemisia tridentata};  small, powdery-white green leaves, wonderful aromatic smell,  Ephedra {Ephedra sp.}; green, segmented stems w/ NO leaves

Has Thorns

Blackberry {Rubus ursinus}California Wild Rose {Rosa californica}Red Raspberry {Rubus sp.}

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Below are some examples:

Manzanita shrub example

Above:  ManzanitaRabbitbrush woody stems
Above:  Rabbitbrush

 

 

Above: Sandfoot

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