Taxon  Report   1824 
Ceanothus pumilus  Greene
Dwarf ceanothus,  Siskiyou mat
Ceanothus pumilus
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Ceanothus pumilus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Ceanothus pumilus
© 2015 James Gonsman
Ceanothus pumilus, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Ceanothus pumilus
© 2010 Vernon Smith
Genus: Ceanothus
Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest
Habitat: slopes
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   5.7 (strict endemic)   [Safford et al 2005]
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Ceanothus ×humboldtensis
ICPN: Ceanothus prostratus var. profugus
More information about  Ceanothus pumilus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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: Aug 15, 2018).

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