Ceanothus verrucosus

T. Nuttall ex J. Torrey & A. Gray, Fl. N. Am. 1:267. 1838



Habit: Shrubs to 3 m.

Stems: erect, not rooting at nodes; twigs gray-brown, round, roughened, minutely hairy, rigid.

Leaves: evergreen, alternate, not clustered or crowded; stipules warty, persistent; petioles to 3 mm; blades round- to deltate-obovate, 0.6--1.3 x 0.3--1.0 cm, bases cuneate to rounded, 1-veined, margins not revolute, usually entire, so metimes denticulate; tips obtuse or notched, abaxially pale green, minutely canescent between veins, adaxially dark green, glabrous, plane or +/- concave.

Inflorescences: axillary, umbel-like, 1.3--2.0 cm.

Flowers: white with dark centers formed from disks and ovaries.

Fruits: globose, 5 mm broad, smooth, horns minute or 0; valve crests 0.

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

Flowering: in early to late spring

Habitat: chaparral, dry hills, mesas; under 300 m.

Range: Calif. [SCo (San Diego Co.)]; n Baja California; RARE in Calif. View Distribution Map.

Other Information:

California Native Plant Society List: 2 R-E-D Code: 1-2-1 State/Fed. Status: /C2 Threatened by development. [M. W. Skinner and B. M. Pavlik 1994]

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This document was last updated: Sunday, 03-Mar-1996 22:41:47 PST