Taxon  Report   1766    
Ceanothus confusus  J. T. Howell
Rincon ridge ceanothus
Ceanothus confusus
© 2006 Barrett Jeffery
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Ceanothus confusus
© Jeffery Barrett
Ceanothus confusus
© 2013 Terry Gosliner
Ceanothus confusus, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details)

point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Ceanothus confusus
© 2016 Aaron Arthur
Genus: Ceanothus
Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Closed-cone Pine Forest

Serpentine affinity: 1.3; (weak indicator / indifferent)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Ceanothus divergens ssp. confusus
More information about  Ceanothus confusus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).