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Plants of the San Marcos Foothills Preserve

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Schinus molle (Peruvian Peppertree)

Fairly common non-native tree found along trails and near the Atone Road entrance to the Preserve. Flowers are whitish-yellow. Blooms spring to autumn. Note: although sometimes erroneously called "California Pepper" this tree is not native to the United States.

Schinus molle (Peruvian Peppertree). NON-NATIVE. Pictured in autumn.


Schinus molle (Peruvian Peppertree). NON-NATIVE. Pictured in winter.


Schinus molle (Peruvian Peppertree). NON-NATIVE. Pictured in winter.


Schinus molle (Peruvian Peppertree). NON-NATIVE. Pictured in autumn.


Schinus molle (Peruvian Peppertree). NON-NATIVE. Pictured in autumn.