Ceanothus parvifolius

(S. Watson) W. Trelease, Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. ser. 2, 1: 110. 1888

Ceanothus integerrimus W. J. Hooker & G. A. W. Arnott var. parvifolius S. Watson


Habit: Shrubs to 1.0 m tall.

Stems: low, ascending, not rooting at nodes; twigs olive green to red, round, smooth, glabrous, flexible.

Leaves: deciduous, alternate; not clustered; stipules thin, deciduous; petioles to 5 mm; blades oblong-elliptic to elliptic, 0.6--2.5 x 0.3--1.3 cm, bases cuneate, 3-veined, sometimes weakly so, margins not revolute, usually entire sometimes minutely toothed near apex, tips acute to obtuse, abaxially pale green, rarely pubescent, adaxially green, glabrous, plane.

Inflorescences: axillary, raceme-like, 2.5--7.5 cm.

Flowers: pale to deep blue.

Fruits: prominently 3-lobed, 4--5 mm broad, smooth, horns 0; valve crests +/- 0.

Cytology: 2 n = 24 (M. A. Nobs, 1963)

Flowering: in summer (June and July)

Habitat: moist wooded slopes, flats; 1350-2100 m.

Range: Calif. [SNH.in Tulare n to El Dorado cos.]. View Distribution Map.

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