Mystery Tree #8
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- Leaves: Thick (look like they'll persist
through the winter), dark green above and light green below, edges
- Fruit: Blueberry-sized, orange-red in color,
looks like a berry and has a gritty texture.
- Twigs: Stout and smooth; the outer bark
on older branches is orange o reddish-brown, peeling to show a twig
green to yellow in color.
- Distribution: Found this tree on
a sunny hillside in southwestern Oregon, but this species
can be identified in western Oregon, Washington, and northern
To identify this tree, work your way
through the Dichotomous Key.
If you already know the identity
of the Mystery Tree, go to the solution
by common name trees
by scientific name dichotomous
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