Ceanothus

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Description

Buckthorn Family : Rhamnaceae

Latin Name : Ceanothus americanus
Longevity : Perennial
Season : Warm
Origin : Native
Value :
Wildlife – good
Livestock – good

Remarks :

Other common names are, “Jersey tea” and “Wild snowball”. Growth 3 – 5 feet, flowers April to May. This deciduous plant is readily grazed by wildlife and livestock. The leaves were considered to be the best substitute for tea during the American Revolution. Adapted to calcareous soils on steeper slopes.

Source: USDA-NRCS

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