Taxon  Report   1766 
Ceanothus confusus  J. Howell
Rincon ridge ceanothus
Ceanothus confusus
© 2016 Aaron Arthur
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Ceanothus confusus
© Jeffery Barrett
Ceanothus confusus
© 2013 Terry Gosliner
Ceanothus confusus, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Ceanothus confusus
© 2006 Barrett Jeffery
Genus: Ceanothus
Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Closed-cone Pine Forest
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   1.3 (weak indicator / indifferent)   [Safford et al 2005]
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PLANTS: Ceanothus divergens ssp. confusus
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 19, 2018).

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