C. decumbens S. Watson
Stems: +/- trailing, forming mats, not rooting at nodes; twigs yellowish-green, round, rough, pubescent, flexible.
Leaves: Leaves evergreen, alternate; not clustered; stipules thin, deciduous; petioles to 12 mm; blades orbicular, ovate, obovate, elliptic, or +/- oblong, 1.2--5.0 x 0.6--1.9 cm, bases rounded or cuneate, usually 1-veined, sometimes 3-veined in large leaves, margins not revolute, serrate or denticulate, glands few, tips usually obtuse, abaxially pale green, tomentose, adaxially bluish-green, hairy, plane, sometimes undulate.
Inflorescences: axillary, raceme-like, ca. 1.3 cm.
Flowers: blue to +/- white.
Fruits: subglobose, 4--5 mm, broad, smooth, horns 0; valves crested toward apex.
Flowering: in early summer.
Habitat: draws and flats under oaks, pines; 900-1800 m.
Range: Calif. [KR, NCoRH, CaRH, SNH, Teh.]. View Distribution Map.
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