Ceanothus integerrimus

Deer Brush

Erect deciduous shrub. Stems yellow to pale green. Leaves alternate, lance-shaped to widely oblong, 1–3 in. long, thin, upper surface bright green with few or no hairs, lower side lighter in color, hairy. Inflorescence to 6 in. long, consisting of many stalked clusters of white to pale blue flowers. Seedpods sticky. Grows in openings in mixed forests at low to mid-elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 3--12 feet
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest
  • Found In: Siskiyous, East Gorge
  • Native: Yes