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Plant Name:

Curl-Leaf Mountain Mahogany

Scientific Name:

Cercocarpus ledifolius


A native evergreen shrub or small tree with distinctive curled leaves and fragrant, urn-shaped flowers.


Native to western North America and often found in dry, rocky environments such as slopes, ridges, and canyons.


Curl-Leaf Mountain Mahogany provides habitat and food for a variety of wildlife species, including birds such as the mountain bluebird and spotted towhee who use the plant for cover and nesting, and mammals such as deer and elk who may eat the plant's leaves and bark.

Growing Conditions:

Prefers well-drained soil and full sun. Drought-tolerant once established.


The wood of Curl-Leaf Mountain Mahogany is prized for its durability and is often used for fence posts, tool handles, and furniture. The plant's leaves and bark have been used for medicinal purposes.

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Fun Facts:

Curl-Leaf Mountain Mahogany is also known as "bitterbrush" or "antelope bitterbrush".

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