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Ceanothus dentatus, leaf and flower – Monterey, California

April 5, 2014

Ceanothus dentatus is a California endemic with small holly-like leaves and blue flowers. It grows primarily along the coast and just inland.
Ceanothus deantatus, leaf and flower

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  1. Susan Frentzou permalink
    April 5, 2014 10:08:11 am

    I love all these Ceanothus you are finding Spencer….this one is like a wee jewel.

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  2. April 5, 2014 10:08:26 am

    I love this plant. While now living in Scotland, where for some funny reason this grows well, I see it and am reminded of my childhood in California.

    • April 11, 2014 10:08:32 am

      Yes, I believe it is quite popular in parts of Europe, I know many of the famous cultivars were developed in the UK, however I believe all wild Ceanothus species are from the West Coast of US with the most concentration in California.

  3. April 6, 2014 10:08:53 pm

    Again I really love those holly like leaves. Cheers for sharing these endemic species to California Spencer. Most interesting to we far flung Antipodeans :)

  4. April 8, 2014 10:08:37 pm

    I love the intense colour.
    Leslie

  5. April 28, 2014 10:08:49 pm

    Wow – Ceanothus is a plant, I would like to try over here! Thanks for sharing,
    Art

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