Calflora
Taxon  Report   1825    
Ceanothus purpureus  Jeps.
Hollyleaf ceanothus,  Napa ceanothus
Ceanothus purpureus
© 2012 Jorg & Mimi Fleige
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Ceanothus purpureus
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Ceanothus purpureus
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Ceanothus purpureus, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
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Ceanothus purpureus
© 2015 James Gonsman
Family: RHAMNACEAE  
Genus: Ceanothus
Communities: Chaparral
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Ceanothus jepsonii var. purpureus
More information about  Ceanothus purpureus
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

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CEPU2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 15, 2018).

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