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Ceanothus gloriosus var. gloriosus

Ceanothus gloriosus J.T. Howell var. gloriosus

Point Reyes Ceanothus, Glory Mat

Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn Family)

Synonym(s): Ceanothus prostratus var. grandiflorus, Ceanothus rigidus var. grandiflorus


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Elliptic
Leaf Margin: Dentate
Leaf Texture: Leathery
Inflorescence: Axillary , Raceme
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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


Native Distribution: North-western coastal California, endemic.
Native Habitat: Dunes, coastal bluffs, pine forests.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Cold Tolerant: yes
Conditions Comments: Morning sun.


Attracts: Butterflies

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-31
Research By: DEW

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