Rhamnaceae
Ceanothus prostratus

Prostrate Ceanothus

Prostrate plant less than 8 ft. wide. Stems round, red-brown, may root when touching ground. Leaves opposite, evergreen, oblong to widely oval, usually about 1 in. long, leathery, with 3–9 teeth; upper surface smooth, green, hairless; lower surface lighter-colored, with hairs on veins. Flowers in small clusters, shades of blue, lavender, white. Seedpods often bright red, round, with 3 sections, wrinkled on top. Grows in open areas of conifer forests at mid to high elevations. Plants with larger or smaller leaves are often found.

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