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)