Flower: Yellow, with 1/2 to 3/4 inch long petals that look like yarn. Appearing in September to November.
Fruit: Two shiny black seeds, 1/4 inch long, forcibly discharged from 1/2 inch long woody, brown capsules. Empty capsules persistant. Maturing in August, dispersing in autumn.
Twig: Slender, brown, pubescent, with long (1/2 inch), brown buds that lack scales, resembling a deer foot Flower buds are globose, borne on short stalks.
Bark: Smooth, gray to gray-brown even on very old stems.
Form: A small tree or shrub with arching branches, usually growing in dense multi-stemmed clumps.
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