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Pyracantha coccinea
firethorn, scarlet firethorn

Distribution: O Occurring in scattered locations across Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to the Atlantic Coast along the southern half of the U.S.

Habitat: Disturbed areas, wastelots, and forest margins often near towns and cities where escaped from cultivation.

Flowers: May-June

Origin: Introduced from western Asia

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Pyracantha coccinea M. Roem.
Publication: Fam. Nat. Syn. Monogr. 3: 219-220. 1847.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Cotoneaster pyracantha (L.) Spach
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Pyracantha coccinea in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

WA Flora Checklist: Pyracantha coccinea checklist entry

OregonFlora: Pyracantha coccinea information

E-Flora BC: Pyracantha coccinea atlas page

CalPhotos: Pyracantha coccinea photos

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