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Holodiscus discolor (Pursh) Maxim.

General Information
Symbol: HODI
Group: Dicot
Family: Rosaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub
Native Status: CAN   N
L48   N
Other Common Names: creambush
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM   


Symbol Scientific Name
HOMIG Holodiscus microphyllus Rydb. var. glabrescens (Greenm.) Ley
HOBO Holodiscus boursieri (Carrière) Rehder
HODUA Holodiscus dumosus (Nutt. ex Hook.) A. Heller var. australis (A. Heller) Ley
HOGL4 Holodiscus glabrescens (Greenm.) A. Heller
HODUG2 Holodiscus dumosus (Nutt. ex Hook.) A. Heller var. glabrescens (Greenm.) C.L. Hichc.
HODIA2 Holodiscus discolor (Pursh) Maxim. var. ariaefolius (Sm.) Asch. & Graebn.
HOMIM Holodiscus microphyllus Rydb. var. microphyllus
SPDI7 Spiraea discolor Pursh
HOMI3 Holodiscus microphyllus Rydb.
HOMIT Holodiscus microphyllus Rydb. var. typicus Ley
SEDI11 Sericotheca discolor (Pursh) Rydb.
HOMIS Holodiscus microphyllus Rydb. var. sericeus Ley
HODUS Holodiscus dumosus (Nutt. ex Hook.) A. Heller ssp. saxicola (A. Heller) Abrams
HODIF2 Holodiscus discolor (Pursh) Maxim. ssp. franciscanus (Rydb.) Roy L. Taylor & MacBryde
HODID Holodiscus discolor (Pursh) Maxim. var. delnortensis Ley
HODIG Holodiscus discolor (Pursh) Maxim. var. glabrescens (Greenm.) Jeps.
HODIF Holodiscus discolor (Pursh) Maxim. var. franciscanus (Rydb.) Jeps.


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Rosales
Family Rosaceae – Rose family
Genus Holodiscus (K. Koch) Maxim. – oceanspray
Species Holodiscus discolor (Pursh) Maxim. – oceanspray

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Top Level Regions
Arid West FACU
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACU



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


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Description of Values

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