Calflora
Taxon  Report   11488    
Ceanothus perplexans  Trel.
Cupped leaf ceanothus
Ceanothus perplexans
© 2015 Keir Morse
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Ceanothus perplexans
© 2015 Keir Morse
Ceanothus perplexans
© 2015 Keir Morse
Ceanothus perplexans, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Ceanothus perplexans
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
Family: RHAMNACEAE  
Genus: Ceanothus
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Ceanothus greggii var. perplexans

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Ceanothus greggii var. perplexans
More information about  Ceanothus perplexans
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

USDA PLANTS Profile (CEGRP)

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).