Ceanothus lemmonii

C. C. Parry, Proc. Davenport Acad. Nat. Sci. 5: 192. 1889


Habit: Shrubs to 1.1 m.

Stems: +/- spreading to erect, not rooting at nodes; twigs gray-green, round, smooth, pubescent, glandular or not, flexible.

Leaves: evergreen, alternate; not clustered; stipules thin, deciduous; petioles 2--8 mm; blades elliptic to +/- oblong, 1.3--3.8 x 0.6--1.9 cm, bases rounded or tapering, 1 or 3-veined, margins not revolute, minutely glandular-serrate or denticulate, tips acute to obtuse, abaxially pale dull green, densely pubescent, adaxially dull green, +/- glabrous to strigose, plane.

Inflorescences: axillary or terminal, +/- raceme-like, dense, 1.3--2.6 cm.

Flowers: pale blue.

Fruits: +/- trihedral, depressed at top, +/-4 mm broad, smooth, horns 0; valves prominently crested.

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

Flowering: in spring to early summer

Habitat: open, wooded slopes; 350-1000 m

Range: Calif. [NCoRI, CaRF, n&c SNF] View Distribution Map.

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This document was last updated: Sunday, 03-Mar-1996 22:09:53 PST