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California Mountain Lilac, Ceanothius concha

Rhamnaceae Ceanothius

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Rhamnaceae Family
California Mountain Lilac, Ceanothius concha

Ceanothius Genus
California Mountain Lilac, Ceanothius concha

Location

This photo was taken in the front of somebody's home in the Hollywood district of Portland, Oregon. Bees also seemed to take a particular fondness to this bush.

Physical Description
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According to the Wikipedia page for Ceanothius the leaves are ovate in shape and "have three very prominent parallel veins extending from the leaf base to the outer margins of the leaf tips." The upper surface of the leaves appear to be glossy and have a gummy texture if they are pinched between the thumb and forefinger. The inner root bark of most species is red in color.
The flowers of this particular species are blue, tiny and produced in large, dense clusters. Interestingly, "the seeds of this plant can lie dormant for hundreds of years, and Ceanothus species are typically dependent on forest fires to trigger germination of its seeds." (Wikipedia)

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Rhamnaceae
Rosales
Rosales
Order of Roses
NOX Clad
Nitrogen Bean Clad
Oxid-Faba
Fabidae
Bean-Like Class
Eurosids
Real Rose Class
Rosids
Rosids
Rose-Like Class
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus
General Information

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceanothus

California Mountain Lilac, Ceanothius concha

California Mountain Lilac, Ceanothius concha


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