The Flora of Mount Shasta
Squaw CarpetBuckthorn Family (Rhamnaceae) Ceanothus prostratus
Flower: Light to dark lavender to white, borne in terminal clusters
Blooms: April to July
Leaves: Persistent, opposite, thick and leathery, margins with holly-like sharp teeth, length less than 1 1/4 inches.
Height: Prostrate, 2 to 4 inches
Stem: New twigs reddish to reddish-brown, initially hairy but becoming smooth and greyish
Found: On sunny dry sites in mixed conifer or ponderosa pine stands
Tidbits: Forage value is low. Provides some protection against soil erosion.
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