Ceanothus Thyrsiflorus

A native flower of California
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A hearty plant
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Ceanothus Thyrsiflorus (Skylark)
Common name: Blue Mountain Lilac
UCSC Arboretum internal link Santa Cruz, California
(Photo posted Sunday 18 April 2010)
Photo taken 12:42:42 Thursday 11 March 2010)
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A hearty California plant that can grow to more than twenty feet (6 meters) tall in its native habitat.


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Beige buds
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Ceanothus Thyrsiflorus (Skylark)
Common name: Blue Mountain Lilac
UCSC Arboretum internal link Santa Cruz, California
(Photo posted Sunday 18 April 2010)
Photo taken 12:42:46 Thursday 11 March 2010)
© 2010 Bryan Costales
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Here we show the small beige buds that become individual flower heads. Once fertilized the resulting seeds will provide food for bushtits, mockingbirds, quail and finches external link.


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Leaves were flat with thorns
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Ceanothus Thyrsiflorus (Skylark)
Common name: Blue Mountain Lilac
UCSC Arboretum internal link Santa Cruz, California
(Photo posted Sunday 18 April 2010)
Photo taken 12:42:50 Thursday 11 March 2010)
© 2010 Bryan Costales
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The flat leaves were edged in mild thorns.


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A wild flower
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Ceanothus Thyrsiflorus (Skylark)
Common name: Blue Mountain Lilac
UCSC Arboretum internal link Santa Cruz, California
(Photo posted Sunday 18 April 2010)
Photo taken 12:42:56 Thursday 11 March 2010)
© 2010 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons License
#124256_2580BCX


This plant is a California wild flower found near the cost usually within sight of the ocean. Its usual use when planted is in border hedges.


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