Name:  Holly-leaf Cherry (Prunus ilicifolia)

Family:
  Rose (Roseaceae)

Flowering Season:
 March thru June

Notes: A native shrub, it has holly-like, spiny leaves. Its
bright-red berries are edible, although there is very little pulp around a large seed.  It has a counterpart which grows on Catalina Island and is much tastier.  Can reach 6 feet.

 

 

Photographs by Gabi McLean
Holly-leaf Cherry (Prunus ilicifolia)