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Ceanothus dentatus

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Rhamnaceae
Scientific name  Ceanothus dentatus
Rank  Species
Order  Rosales
Genus  Ceanothus
Higher classification  California lilac
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Similar  California lilac, Ceanothus divergens, Ceanothus foliosus, Ceanothus diversifolius, Ceanothus confusus

Ceanothus dentatus is a species of shrub in the buckthorn family Rhamnaceae known by the common name sandscrub ceanothus. It is endemic to California, where it is known only from the Central Coast and its Coast Ranges. It grows in coastal hills, bluffs, and canyons.

Description

This shrub produces a highly branched, spreading stem up to about 1.5 meters tall. The evergreen leaves are alternately arranged and often borne in clusters. Each is under 2 centimeters long, toothed along the edges, wavy and turned under along the margins to appear somewhat ruffled. They are hairy and covered in tiny glandular bumps, the upper surfaces dark shiny green and the undersides paler. The inflorescence is a small cluster of many bright blue flowers. The fruit is a lobed, crested capsule about 4 millimeters wide.

References

Ceanothus dentatus Wikipedia


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