Maytenus boaria

Maytenus boaria_Lech Naumovich
Photo by Lech Naumovich

Common names: mayten

Maytenus boaria (mayten) is a shrub/tree (family Celastraceae) with green to white flowers and narrow leaves found in the San Francisco Bay area and coastal ranges of California. It is native to Argentina and Chile. It favors grasslands and scrub and chaparral habitat. It spreads via root suckers and seeds. Birds help disperse the seeds.

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