Ceanothus fendleri A. Gray

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Ceanothus fendleri' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/ceanothus/ceanothus-fendleri/). Accessed 2020-02-28.

Genus

Glossary

alternate
Attached singly along the axis not in pairs or whorls.
apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
entire
With an unbroken margin.
glandular
Bearing glands.
indeterminate
A form of inflorescence in which the outer or lower flowers open first and the inflorescence axis continues to grow. (Cf. determinate.)
lanceolate
Lance-shaped; broadest in middle tapering to point.
linear
Strap-shaped.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.
spinose
Spiny.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Ceanothus fendleri' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/ceanothus/ceanothus-fendleri/). Accessed 2020-02-28.

A twiggy, deciduous shrub 4 to 6 ft high; with round, downy, spinose branchlets. Leaves alternate, linear-lanceolate to ovate, 1 in. or less long; three-veined, short-stalked, downy especially beneath; glandular-toothed towards the apex, or entire; of a dull grey-green. Flowers bluish white, in a cluster of umbels or fascicles at the end of the twigs, each cluster 12 to 34 in. across; petals spoon-shaped, stamens with whitish stalks and yellow anthers. Bot. Mag., t. 9264.

Native of the Rocky Mountains, from Colorado and New Mexico to Arizona, up to 8,000 ft. altitude. This ceanothus withstood the severe winter of 1908-9 better than any other W. American species, but it is one of the least showy, its foliage being dull and its flowers of an indeterminate hue. Introduced about 1898.


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