Cercocarpus montanus

Mountain Mahogany
Cercocarpus montanus

Family: Rose (Rosaceae)
AKA: Alder-leaf Mountain Mahogany, Featherbush
Photo taken on: August 9, 2009
Location: Wet Mountains, Eastern CO
Life Zones: Foothills to montane
Habitat: Dry areas, rocky hillsides

Grows to 8ft with erect branches. Leaves are dark green above but pale and hairy underneath. Flowers are a narrow, red, ½" long tube with golden stamens. The seeds have feathery twisted plumes.

Cercocarpus montanus

Red & Orange Flowers