Taxon  Report   1829 
Ceanothus spinosus  Nutt.
Greenbark ceanothus,  Redheart
Ceanothus spinosus
© 2010 Daniel Passarini
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Ceanothus spinosus
© 2015 Robert Sikora
Ceanothus spinosus
© 2003 Michael Charters
Ceanothus spinosus, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is native to California and is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Ceanothus spinosus
© 2003 Michael Charters
Genus: Ceanothus
Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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This plant is available commercially.
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 24, 2016).

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