Snowbrush Ceanothus - Ceanothus velutinus
MNPS Threat Rank
Stems ascending to erect. 50–150 cm; twigs green, pubescent at first. Leaves fragrant, evergreen, 3–7 cm long, shiny above, pale beneath; stipules ca. 1 mm long. Flowers 4–5 mm across. Capsule 3–5 mm wide, 3-lobed with a low ridge on the back of each lobe (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
BC, AB south to CA, CO and SD (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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Open forest, especially in recently burned areas; montane, lower subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
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- Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
- Little, E.L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees (native and naturalized). Agriculture Handbook No. 541. U.S. Forest Service, Washington, D.C. 375 pp.