Calflora
Taxon  Report   1824    
Ceanothus pumilus  Greene
Dwarf ceanothus,  Siskiyou mat
Ceanothus pumilus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Ceanothus pumilus
© 2015 James Gonsman
Ceanothus pumilus
© 2010 Vernon Smith
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
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: RHAMNACEAE  
Genus: Ceanothus
Communities: Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest

Serpentine affinity: 5.7; (strict endemic)

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Ceanothus ×humboldtensis
ICPN: Ceanothus prostratus var. profugus
More information about  Ceanothus pumilus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CEPU)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 18, 2018).

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