Forestiera pubescens
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Oleaceae
Genus: Forestiera
F. pubescens
Binomial name
Forestiera pubescens
  • Forestiera ligustrina var. pubescens (Nutt.) A.Gray
  • Adelia pubescens (Nutt.) Kuntze

Forestiera pubescens, commonly known as stretchberry,[2] desert olive, tanglewood, devil's elbow, spring goldenglow, spring herald, New Mexico privet, or Texas forsythia[citation needed] is a deciduous shrub or small tree native to the southwestern United States (Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, California) and northern Mexico.[1][3][4]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Forestiera pubescens
  2. ^ "Forestiera pubescens". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 23 February 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Biota of North America Program, Forestiera pubescens
  4. ^ Nuttall, Thomas. 1837. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, new series 5(6[2]): 177, Forestiera pubescens