Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Ceanothus herbaceus Raf. image
Photographer: Kenneth J. Sytsma           

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Rhamnaceae
Ceanothus herbaceus Raf.
inland New Jersey tea, Jersey tea, prairie red-root
Ceanothus: from Greek keanothus, a name which was used for some spiny plant
herbaceus: herbaceous, not woody
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, up to 40" tall, bushy shrub
Flower: white, 5-parted; inflorescence a short, rounded, branched cluster of closely spaced umbels from the ends of the new leafy shoots on stalks less than 2" long; blooms May-June
Leaf:mostly oblong to elliptical, 3/4"- 2 1/3" and less than half as wide
Habitat: dry; prairies; in sandy, rocky soil
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Synonyms 
Ceanothus herbaceus Raf. var. herbaceus
Ceanothus herbaceus Raf. var. pubescens (Torr. & A.Gray ex S.Watson) Shinners
Ceanothus ovatus auct. non Desf.
Ceanothus ovatus Desf. f. pubescens (Torr. & A.Gray ex S.Watson) Soper
Ceanothus ovatus Desf. var. pubescens Torr. & A.Gray ex S.Watson
Ceanothus pubescens (Torr. & A.Gray ex S.Watson) Rydb. ex Small

         
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