Holly-leaf cherry in bloom

Holly-leaf cherry (Prunus ilicifolia) in bloom. Also spelled/known as Holly leaved cherry, Hollyleaf cherry. There's also a Holly-leaf redberry (Rhamnus illicifolia) but it has very different flowers., Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve, Temecula, California, April 2017.

Holly-leaf cherry (Prunus ilicifolia) in bloom, Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve, Temecula, California, April 2017.

Common name spelling variations of Prunus ilicifolia include Holly-leaf cherry, Holly leaved cherry and Hollyleaf cherry. And as if that’s not enough, there’s also a Holly-leaf redberry (Rhamnus illicifolia) – but it has very different flowers.

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