Taxon  Report   1834 
Ceanothus velutinus  Douglas
Tobacco brush,  snowbrush
Ceanothus velutinus
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
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Ceanothus velutinus
© 2014 Jean Pawek
Ceanothus velutinus
© 2004 Steve Matson
Ceanothus velutinus, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Ceanothus velutinus
© 2013 Christopher L. Christie
Genus: Ceanothus
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Chaparral
Habitat: slopes
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Ceanothus velutinus var. hookeri
ICPN: Ceanothus velutinus var. laevigatus
ICPN: Ceanothus velutinus var. velutinus
More information about  Ceanothus velutinus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Aug 14, 2018).

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