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Ceanothus gloriosus var. exaltatus

Ceanothus gloriosus J.T. Howell var. exaltatus J.T. Howell

Point Reyes Ceanothus, Glory Brush

Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Margin: Dentate
Inflorescence: Raceme
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 10 feet tall, often shorter.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue , Violet
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun


Native Distribution: North-western coastal California, endemic.
Native Habitat: Coniferous forests, slopes, ridges, chaparral.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Supports Conservation Biological Control

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Ceanothus gloriosus var. exaltatus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ceanothus gloriosus var. exaltatus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ceanothus gloriosus var. exaltatus


Record Modified: 2022-12-02
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