Oceanspray (Holodiscus discolor)

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 4 m
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Suitable Locations: Beach Front
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Will Naturalize
Pollinators: Various insects
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Aug 15, 2014 1:53 PM

Native in the Pacific Northwest, found in open woods, clearings, logged areas, and coastal bluffs. The wood is extremely hard, and was made harder by heating it over a fire and used for digging sticks, spears, bows, and arrows by the native tribes, and later as pegs in construction when nails were scarce.

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