Mountain Mahogany is a member of the Rose
takes the form of a shrub or
small tree and can grow to
height. The trunk grows to 6 inches in diameter and has gray or brown
which is smooth when the tree is young, but becomes furrowed with age.
Leaves grow to 1.25 inches in length and are dark green and elliptical
with small ridges along the edges. The tree grows on dry, rocky mountain
slopes in areas where oak and chaparral predominate at elevations between
Mountain Mahogany is browsed by
livestock, pronghorn antelope, elk and deer.
Mountain Mahogany blooms between March and July and
produces yellowish, funnel-shaped flowers with 5 lobes which grow to
3/8 inches in width.