Taxon  Report   1834    
Ceanothus velutinus  Douglas
Tobacco brush,  snowbrush
Ceanothus velutinus
© 2013 Christopher L. Christie
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Ceanothus velutinus
© 2018 David popp
Ceanothus velutinus
© 2014 Jean Pawek
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
© 2018 Joerg Lohse
Genus: Ceanothus
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Chaparral

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
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.
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 21, 2019).