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An evergreen shrub (Heteromeles arbutifolia) in the rose family, native to California and Baja California, having leathery leaves, small white flowers in large panicles, and red berrylike fruit. Also called Christmas berry.

[American Spanish tollón, toyón, from Ohlone (Penutian language of the San Francisco Bay region) tottcon.]


(Plants) a shrub related to the rose which has white flowers and red berries and which grows on the Pacific coast of the United States
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Noun1.toyon - ornamental evergreen treelike shrub of the Pacific coast of the United States having large white flowers and red berrylike fruitstoyon - ornamental evergreen treelike shrub of the Pacific coast of the United States having large white flowers and red berrylike fruits; often placed in genus Photinia
genus Heteromeles, Heteromeles - one species: toyon; in some classifications included in genus Photinia
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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The flowers of toyon, a native shrub, are a nectar source for beneficial insects.
Dominant plant species at the reserve include interior live oak (Quercus wislizeni), blue oak (Quercus douglasii), chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum), toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia), and mountain mahogany (Cercocarpus betuloides).
Lutz (2013) counted 689 plants in 2013 along 131m of stream with an extensive overstory (Brewer's willow, California bay, California coffee berry Frangula californica, toyon Heteromeles arbutifolia) and shade that appeared to be adversely impacting Chorro Creek bog thistle.
WHILE "SILICON VALLEY" CO-Creator Mike Judge and showrunner Alec Berg have been devising the outlandish goings-on and shenanigans on the hit HBO comedy, production designer Richard Toyon and his right-hand woman, art director Oana Bogdan, have been busy making the interiors and exteriors look exactly like those in the actual Silicon Valley
Taller accents could be cordyline, flannel bush, or toyon.
7 Sep Royce Canyon, Griffith Park Drive, Toyon North Landfill.
About 22 miles off the Port of Los Angeles in Toyon Bay, Santana, who is an instructor at the Catalina Island Marine Institute, spotted a huge eyeball, half the size of a dollar, buried under the sand.
Ahi encontramos dos especies botanicas que no existen en los demas sitios: la identificada como "bellotita dulce" por Teodora Cuero en una fotografia digital; y el toyon, para el cual los kumiai entrevistados no tuvieron nombre local.
In the 1880s, Cyrus Mills planted a double row of non-native eucalyptus trees along the original Bryant Path; a generation later, McMinn (1919) published A Manual of Trees, Shrubs and Vines of Mills College Campus, in which he advocated the planting of native California trees and shrubs including, as the heritage plan notes, redwood, oak, manzanita, toyon, and ceanothus.
The production designer for "Elevator" is Richard Toyon ("Hung," "United States of Tara").
Some believe the area was named after the native Toyon plant, or "California Holly," which grows on the district's hillside.
The project, which is expected to take about five years, began last summer and involves the reintroduction of native southern California plant species such as the California sage, toyon, laurel sumac, oak and walnut trees and coffeeberry.