Ceanothus lemmonii is a species of shrub in the buckthorn family
Rhamnaceae known by the common name Lemmon's ceanothus. It is endemic
to California, where it grows on the wooded slopes of the Inner North
Coast Ranges and the Sierra Nevada foothills to the west and east,
respectively, of the Sacramento Valley.
This is a spreading shrub approaching a meter in height and slightly
more in width. The woody parts are gray when aged and new twigs are
green, hairy, and sometimes glandular. The evergreen leaves are
alternately arranged. Each is oval in shape and dull green, densely
hairy on the underside and more thinly hairy on the upper surface, and
the edge is lined with tiny glandular teeth. The abundant
inflorescences are clusters of pale to bright blue or purple flowers.
The fruit is a smooth capsule a few millimeters long.
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