Toyon or Christmasberry
Christmas wreath with Monterey Cypress.
In bloom. Subtle from a distance but up close, it's buzzing with bees in a late summer crescendo.
Serration on the leaves varies by population.
As a chapparall element in coastal scrub on Montara Mountain.
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