Vascular Plants - Rhamnaceae - Ceanothus:
Ceanothus sanguineus
Page Author: David Giblin
redstem ceanothus, Oregon teatree 
Blooms: May-July
Habit: shrub
Duration: perennial
Origin: Native
Conservation Status: Abundant; of no concern.

Distribution: Widely distributed on both sides of the Cascades in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to Idaho.
Habitat: Moist to dry open woods, low to moderate elevations.
Species Description:

General: Glabrous, deciduous shrubs, the stems erect, 1-3 m. tall, somewhat purplish.
Leaves: Leaves alternate, the blades ovate to ovate-elliptic, 3-10 cm. long, thin, with fine, rounded serrations and glands; stipules 3-6 mm. long, quickly deciduous.
Flowers: Flowers in dense panicles on short lateral branches of the previous year’s growth; calyx 5-lobed; petals 5, long-clawed, hooded, white; stamens 5, opposite the petals, separated from the pistil by a flat, lobed disk, which also embeds the ovary; style 1, stigmas 3.
Fruits: Capsules about 4 mm. long, deeply 3-lobed, not crested.
Accepted Name:
Ceanothus sanguineus Pursh
Synonyms:
(none)

Treated in Flora of the PNW as:
Ceanothus sanguineus
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria Specimens: View list of all Ceanothus sanguineus specimens in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WTU Herbarium Specimens: View list of Ceanothus sanguineus specimens in the WTU Herbarium database.

Washington Flora Checklist: Ceanothus sanguineus treatment.

E-Flora BC: Ceanothus sanguineus atlas page.

CalPhotos: Ceanothus sanguineus images.

USDA Plants Database: Ceanothus sanguineus.
Additional photographs of Ceanothus sanguineus:
(click on a thumbnail to view larger photo)

Tad Dillhoff, 2003

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Clayton J. Antieau, 1988

Clayton J. Antieau, 1992

Clayton J. Antieau, 1988

Jim Riley

H. Tim Gladwin, 1984

H. Tim Gladwin, 1987

Bud Kovalchik

Bud Kovalchik

Richard Old

Richard Old

G. D. Carr, 2008

G. D. Carr, 2008

G. D. Carr, 2008

G. D. Carr, 2008

G. D. Carr, 2008

G. D. Carr, 2008

G. D. Carr, 2008

G. D. Carr, 2008

Rod Gilbert , 2005

Rod Gilbert , 2005

Rod Gilbert , 2005

Clayton J. Antieau, 2008

Ron Bockelman, 2012

Ron Bockelman, 2012

Ron Bockelman, 2012

Ron Bockelman, 2012

Susan McDougall, 2014

Susan McDougall, 2014

Susan McDougall, 2014

Robert L. Carr, 2010

Craig Althen, 2016
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