Ceanothus parryi

W. Trelease, Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. ser. 2, 1: 109. 1888

Ceanothus integerrimus W. J. Hooker & G. A. W. Arnott var. parryi K. Brandegee


Habit: Shrubs 1.0--5.0 m.

Stems: erect, not rooting at nodes; twigs gray or red-brown, angled, smooth, tomentose, flexible.

Leaves: evergreen, alternate; not clustered; stipules thin, deciduous; petioles to 10 mm; blades oblong or +/- elliptic, 1.3--5.0 x 0.6--2.0 cm; bases rounded, usually 1-veined, margins +/- revolute, minutely gland-toothed, appearing entire, tips obtuse, abaxially green, tomentose. adaxially dark, shiny green, hirsute or villous, plane.

Inflorescences: axillary or terminal, panicle-like, 5.0-15.0 cm.

Flowers: deep blue.

Fruits: trihedral or subglobose, +/- 3-lobed, 3--4 mm broad, smooth, horns 0; valves crests 0 or minute.

Cytology: n = 12 (M. A. Nobs in H. E. McMinn, 1942)

Flowering: in spring

Habitat: wooded canyons, slopes; below 750 m

Range: Calif. [North Coast Ranges], Oreg. [in Lane/Benton Cošs]. View Distribution Map.

Other Information:

Oregon: in Lane/Benton Cos., probably brought here by human activities. From Alsea take Little Lobster Rd to Preacher's Creek Rd to Deadwood Creek Rd (gravel) on to a ridge, BLM territory. Dry, south-facing slope, very steep; in 1987 clearcut (ca. 30 acres) which was burned in 1988; with C. velutinus, various shrubs & young doug-fir planted in 1988. Reported Jul 30, 1982 (60538 OSC, C. T. Youngberg) as located in Siuslaw Nat. For. T.15S, R.9W, Sec. 11 NE1/4. Preacher Cr. drainage New to Oregon. (I, CS, don't know if these are the same sites, but I was with a BLM botanist and on BLM land.)

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