Ceanothus spinosus

Wildflowers Dicots Eudicots Rosids Rosales Rhamnaceae Ceanothus


Alternate leaves, smooth edges, single vein. Many small white to pale blue flowers in a racine. And, of course, the bark is green (fading to greeny-brown as the trunk ages).

Blooms on most of our trails in Jan-Apr. (Though I have seen occasional bushes blooming as late as August).

Seeds forming at the end of February.

Last year’s seeds (also at the end of February)

2 Responses to “Ceanothus spinosus”

  1. Sue Langley Says:

    Hi there, I found this when searching for wildflowers and weed seedling photos. Great website! The photo marked ‘seeds in July’ looks like Mountain mahogany, Cercocarpus betuloides, seeds. Lucky if you have this. It’s a very attractive plant in late summer.

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