Garrya ovata ssp. lindheimeri

Common Name:  Lindheimer's Silk-tassel

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close-up of the male flowers - the calyx remains folded while the stamens emerge through slits - can you see the black anthers? leaf arrangement--opposite or alternate?
fruits--Garrya is dioecious, so this is a female

maturing fruits/ovaries - you can still see the stigmas

mature male inflorescences look at the leaf in the center of this picture--the leaves are covered with a fine pubescence, giving the leaves a somewhat soft feel
leaf undersides and young fruits--the underside of the leaf is hairier than the top surface habit--Garrya ovata is a medium to large shrub that is common in the Hill Country
leaves again young male inflorescence in Spring