Ceanothus thyrsiflorus J. F. Eschscholtz var. repens, H.E. McMinn;
Stems: prostrate to erect, not rooting at nodes; twigs green, angled, smooth, glabrous, flexible.
Leaves: evergreen, alternate; not clustered; stipules thin, deciduous; petioles 3--13 mm; blades oblong-ovate to widely elliptic, 1.0--5.0 x 0.5--1.6 cm; bases cuneate, 3-veined, margins not revolute, +/- gland-toothed, tips obtuse to ac ute, abaxially pale green, sparse-hairy on unusually prominent veins, puberulent between or not, adaxially dark green, glabrous, plane or somewhat concave.
Inflorescences: terminal, raceme- or panicle-like, 2.5--8.0 cm.
Flowers: deep blue, light blue or almost white.
Fruits: flattened-globose, 3.0--4.0 mm broad, usually glandular-sticky, horns 0; valve crests 0.
Cytology: 2 n = 24 (M. A. Nobs, 1963)
Flowering: in spring to early summer.
Habitat: wooded slopes, canyons; < 600 m.
Range: Calif. [NCo, KR, NCoRO, SnFrB, SCoRO], Oreg. View Distribution Map.
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