Ceanothus herbaceus

C. S. Rafinesque, Med. Rep. hex. 2, 5: 360. 1808

Inland Jersey Tea

Ceanothus herbaceus C. S. Rafinesque var. pubescens , (J. Torrey. & A. Gray) L. H. Shinners; C. ovatus sensu auct. non R. L. Desfontaines; C. ovatus var. pubescens Torr. & Gray; C. pubescens (J. Torrey & A. Gray ex S. Watson) P. A. Rydberg ex J. K. Small


Habit: shrub to 1 m.

Stems: erect, not rooting at nodes; twigs brown or purplish, round, smooth, pubescent, flexible.

Leaves: deciduous, alternate, not clustered; stipules thin, deciduous; petioles 2--6 mm; blades elliptic, lanceolate, rarely ovate or oblanceolate, 2.2--6.0 x 0.5--2.5 cm, bases cuneate to rounded, 3-veined, margins not revolute, glandular-serrate, tips acute to obtuse, abaxially pale green, glabrous or pubescent, adaxially dark green, glabrous or pubescent, plane.

Inflorescences: terminal, panicle-like, (1.0) 1.5--3.0 (6.0) cm.

Flowers: white

Fruits: globose, 3--5 mm broad, smooth, horns 0; valve crests 0.


Flowering: spring into summer.

Habitat: open dry ground, rocky places, calcareous bluffs.

Range: Ont., Que.; Ark., Colo., N.Mex., Ill., Iowa, Kans., La., Mass., Mich., Minn., Mo., Nebr., N.H., N.Y., Ohio, Okla., S.Dak. Tex., Utah, Wis, Wyo. View Distribution Map.

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This document was last updated: Tuesday, 27-Feb-1996 15:00:04 PST