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Cneoridium dumosum

Cneoridium dumosum (Nutt.) Hook. f. ex Baill.

Bush Rue, Bush-rue

Rutaceae (Rue Family)

Synonym(s): Pitavia dumosa


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A 2-4 ft. shrub with an intricately branched, sprawling habit that lends itself to being a high ground cover. The plant has small, shiny leaves and white flowers the appear after winter rains. The fruit, which may not occur every year, looks like a red, 1/4 in. orange.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Nov , Dec


Native Distribution: Orange & San Diego Cos., CA to adjacent Mex.
Native Habitat: Mesas & bluffs below 2500 ft.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available


Description: Sow treated seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

USDA: Find Cneoridium dumosum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cneoridium dumosum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cneoridium dumosum


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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