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Ceanothus velutinus var. velutinus

Ceanothus velutinus Douglas ex Hook. var. velutinus

Snowbrush Ceanothus, Tobacco Brush

Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 10 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: CA , CO , ID , MT , NV , OR , SD , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC
Native Habitat: Open sites, rocky slopes, montane chaparral and conifer forests.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) 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 velutinus var. velutinus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ceanothus velutinus var. velutinus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ceanothus velutinus var. velutinus


Record Modified: 2020-11-16
Research By: CBR

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