Regional Natives of Particular Interest: Lyonothamnus floribundus asplenifolius - Tree, click underlined for description

 (Click on underlined title to see more photos) Island Ironwood, fern-leaf form (Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. asplenifolius). Potentially grows to 30 feet tall or more with abundant water, but less with less water, upright to upright rounded.  SoCaL islands endemic.  The 'asplenifolius' subspecies is endemic(occurring natively only on) to Wimat (Santa Rosa Island), Limu (Santa Cruz Island), and Kinki (San Clemente Island).   The other subspecies, 'floribundus' (Lyono. flor. ssp. flor.), which is the undivided leaf form, is endemic to Pimu (Catalina Island), and has the common name 'Catalina Ironwood', though (improperly) the 'Catalina Ironwood' name is also applied to the 'asplenifolius' subspecies which is not native to Catalina Island (Pimu), though 'asplenifolius' is usually the only form available in the plant trade.  

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