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Whitethorn in Winter

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Whitethorn (Ceanothus cordulatus) is an evergreen member of the buckthorn family. With its greyish branches that look almost white at a distance and small, evergreen leaves this native shrub adds color to the winter landscape. Recently, while walking along the … Continue reading

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The genus Ceanothus is represented by over 30 species in California alone. Squaw carpet, C. prostratus, the topic of my last post is a prostrate, ground-hugging shrub with lavender or purple flowers that blankets dry slopes, usually near ponderosa pine … Continue reading

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