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Sunday, December 16, 2012

California Christmas Berry (Toyon)

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To Enjoy the Full Beauty of

Heteromeles arbutifolia

California Toyon Berries
European settlers were pleased to find a familiar plant from back home, when they saw these beautiful red berries and jagged leaves all over the hills of their young settlement in Southern California. I mean, come on, everybody knows holly when they see it!

And so.... that's why the California film industry didn't take off in the community of Toyonwood.

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