Ceanothus cyaneus

A. Eastwood, Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. IV 16: 361 1927

lakeside ceanothus


Habit: Shrubs to 5.0 m.

Stems: erect, not rooting at nodes; twigs light green, angled, roughened with scattered brownish glands, glabrous to puberulent, flexible.

Leaves: evergreen, alternate, not clustered; stipules thin, deciduous; petioles 3--6 mm; blades ovate-elliptical, 2.5--5.0 x 1.7--1.9 cm, bases rounded, 3-veined, margins not revolute, glandular-denticulate, glandular-serrate to +/- en tire, tips acute to obtuse, abaxially pale green, puberulent on veins, adaxially dark green, glabrous, plane.

Inflorescences: terminal, panicle-like, 10.0--30.0 cm. Flowers bright blue.

Flowers: bright blue.

Fruits: subglobose, +/- 4 mm broad, smooth, shiny; horns 0; valve crests minute.

Cytology: n = 12 [M. Nobs in H. McMinn 1942]

Flowering: in early summer

Habitat: dry slopes, chaparral, closed-cone coniferous forests; below 400 m

Range: Calif. [s PR of San Diego Co.]. View Distribution Map.

Other Information:

California Native Plant Society (1994) List: 1B. R-E-D Code: 3-2-2. State/Fed. Status: /C2. Threatened by development. [Skinner, M. W. and B. M. Pavlik, eds.. 1994] Important species in horticulture. 'Gentian Plume' and 'La Primavera' are reported to have an affinity to C. cyaneus. [J.E. Keeley and M. B. Keeley 1994]

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