Ceanothus ferrisae

H. E. McMinn, Madrono 2: 89. 1933

Coyote ceanothus


Habit: Shrubs to 2 m.

Stems: erect, not rooting at nodes; twigs gray, round, smooth, rusty-puberulent, rigid.

Leaves: evergreen, opposite; not clustered; stipules thickened, persistent; petioles to 3 mm; blades nearly round to broadly elliptic, 1.3--3.2 x 0.6--1.9 cm, bases cuneate to rounded, 1-veined, margins not revolute, toothed above middle or entire, tips obtuse, abaxially pale green, canescent between veins, adaxially dark green, glabrous, plane or +/- troughed.

Inflorescences: terminal, umbel-like, 1.3--2.6 cm.

Flowers: white.

Fruits: globose, 7--9 mm broad, +/- roughened, horns near top; valve crests 0.

Cytology: 2 n = 24 (M.A Nobs in H. McMinn 1942)

Flowering: in early spring.

Habitat: chaparral, coastal scrub, serpentinite slopes; below 300 m.

Range: Calif. [se SnFrB (Santa Clara Co.)]. RARE . View Distribution Map.

Other Information:

California Native Plant Society List: 1B R-E-D Code: 3-3-3; State/Fed. Status: /PE "Known from fewer than five occurrences in the Mt. Hamilton Range. Threatened by expansion of Anderson Reservoir spillway, developm ent, and alteration of fire regimes." [Skinner, M. W. and B. M. Pavlik, eds. 1994]

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