Ceanothus tomentosus (Gr. keanothus, name used for some spiny plant + tomentose) --- Ramona-Lilac --- Rhamnaceae
Plant a shrub, this one growing following a burn.



Ceanothus tomentosus --- Ramona-Lilac --- Rhamnaceae
Note reddish stems and 3 major veins from base of blade.


Ceanothus tomentosus --- Ramona-Lilac --- Rhamnaceae
Note stipules and denticulate leaf margin.

Ceanothus tomentosus --- Ramona-Lilac --- Rhamnaceae
Close-up of purplish flowers.


Ceanothus tomentosus --- Ramona-Lilac --- Rhamnaceae
Flower close-ups. Note deltate, incurved sepals and spatulate, horizontal petals.
Stamens are antipetalous, typical of the family. Right: Note brownish, disciform nectary at apex of hypanthium.
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