Taxon  Report   1832    
Ceanothus tomentosus  Parry
Woolly leaf ceanothus,  Woolyleaf ceanothus
Ceanothus tomentosus
© 2010 Barry Breckling
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Ceanothus tomentosus
© 2013 Keir Morse
Ceanothus tomentosus
© 2010 Barry Breckling
Ceanothus tomentosus, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plant Characteristics
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Ceanothus tomentosus
© 2013 Keir Morse
Genus: Ceanothus
Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Ceanothus tomentosus ssp. olivaceus
ICPN + PLANTS: Ceanothus tomentosus var. olivaceus
ICPN: Ceanothus tomentosus var. tomentosus
More information about  Ceanothus tomentosus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 22, 2019).