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|Family: Rhamnaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Ceanothus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Ceanothus perplexans Trel.
Habit: Plant erect, +- open, < 3 m. Stem: ascending to erect, occasionally intricately branched, not rooting at nodes; twigs gray-brown to light gray, +- glaucous, generally densely puberulent, glabrous in age. Leaf: opposite, evergreen; stipules knob-like; petiole 1--3 mm; blade 10--20 mm, 7--17 mm wide, widely elliptic to +- round, adaxially concave, green to yellow-green, glabrous, abaxially convex, paler, glabrous to minutely strigose, tip generally acute to rounded, margin teeth generally 7--11, sharp. Inflorescence: umbel-like, generally 1--1.5 cm. Flower: white, occasionally pale blue. Fruit: 3--5 mm wide, generally smooth or +- 3-bulged distally; horns 0 or < 1 mm.
Ecology: Slopes, flats, chaparral, open conifer forest; Elevation: 305--2100 m. Bioregional Distribution: e TR, PR; Distribution Outside California: northern Baja California. Flowering Time: Mar--May Note: Related to, perhaps part of Ceanothus vestitus.
Synonyms: Ceanothus greggii A. Gray var. perplexans (Trel.) Jeps.
eFlora Treatment Author: Dieter H. Wilken
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Ceanothus parvifolius
Next taxon: Ceanothus pinetorum
Citation for this treatment: Dieter H. Wilken 2016. Ceanothus perplexans, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=18452, accessed on October 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 25, 2016.