Deciduous shrub 1-3 m tall; stems numerous, erect, greenish, becoming purplish-red, smooth.
Alternate, the blades egg-shaped to elliptic, 3-10 cm long, hairy on the underside of the veins, finely toothed, glandular; stalks 1-2.5 cm long; stipules 3-6 mm long, soon deciduous.
Inflorescence a terminal panicle with numerous flowers on short lateral branches of last year's growth; petals 5, white, long-clawed; calyces 5-lobed, the lobes deciduous.
Capsules, 3-4 mm long, separating into 3, dehiscent, rounded carpels; seeds 1 per carpel.
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Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
Present from Summer to Fall
Source: The USDA
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
|CWH(4), ESSF(1), ICH(78), IDF(89), MS(7), PP(12), SBS(2)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Ceanothus oreganus Nutt.