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Forestiera pubescens Nuttall var. pubescens . Stretchberry, Elbowbush. Phen: Jan-Mar. Hab: Prairies and scrub. Dist: OK to sc. TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Var. parviflora (A. Gray) Nesom is more widespread and mostly more western, Panhandle TX, and w. OK west to CA, south to w. TX and Mexico.

Synonymy: = Nesom (2009e); < Forestiera pubescens Nutt. – GrPl, K3, K4; > Forestiera pubescens Nutt. var. glabrifolia Shinners – NcTx, Tx, Johnston (1957); > Forestiera pubescens Nutt. var. pubescens – Tx, Johnston (1957)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU (name change)
  • Great Plains: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily: 7

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image of plant© Sonnia Hill | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Forestiera pubescens, staminate flowers, San Juan River Valley, San Juan County, Utah 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Aidan Campos source | Original Image ⭷


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