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Ceanothus in the Canyon

The abundant rains this year have gifted us with the most spectacular bloom of one of our native Ceanothus seen in years. Ceanothus crassifolius is a species of flowering shrub known by the common name Hoaryleaf Ceanothus. This Ceanothus is found throughout the coastal mountain ranges of the southern half of California, and its range extends into Baja California. C. crassifolius typically occurs in coastal and montane California chaparral habitat associations. This year was especially spectacular with huge drifts of white flowing down the sides of the west end of Topanga Canyon. Amazing what a little bit of rain can do!

Up next Ceanothus thyrsiflorus (just starting to show now)...