Ceanothus utahensis A. Eastwood. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., Series 4, 16:363 1927
Stems: widely speading to erect, not rooting at nodes; twigs dark gray or brown, round, waxy with resinous patches, strigose, flexible or stiff.
Leaves: deciduous, alternate; not clustered; stipules thin, +/- deciduous; petioles 1--3 mm; blades oval, rarely elliptic or obovate, 1.2--2.2 x 0.8--1.8 cm, bases rounded, rarely cuneate, three veined, margins not revolute, entire, occasionally serrulate towards apex, tips rounded, obtuse, sometimes notched, abaxially light green, pubescent on veins, occasionally over entire surface, adaxially light green, mostly glabrous, occasionally pubescent along veins, plane.
Inflorescences: axillary, few-flowered, +/- sessile umbel-like clusters arranged in racemes, 1.5--3.0 cm.
Flowers: dull white.
Fruits: trihedral, 4 mm broad, smooth, horns 0; valves crested.
Flowering: spring into summer.
Habitat: on dry sites with yellow pine, pinyon pine--juniper, sagebrush and oak-pine; 1800--3150 m.
Range: Ariz., Colo., Nev., Utah, Wyo. View Distribution Map.