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17a. Ceanothus tomentosus Parry var. tomentosus

Woolly-leaf ceanothus Woolly-leaf ceanothus

Leaf blades: margins serrulate, abaxial surface uniformly and densely tomentulose, veins obscured. 2n = 24.

Flowering Mar–May. Open sites, chaparral, oak-pine woodlands; 100–1600 m; Calif.

Variety tomentosus is restricted to the western slope of the Sierra Nevada, from Nevada County south to Mariposa County. A rare, low-growing form with spreading stems occurs on nutrient-poor, sandy soils of the Ione Formation in Amador County.


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