|Scientific Name||Ceanothus fendleri||USDA PLANTS Symbol||CEFE|
|Common Name||Fendler's Ceanothus, Fendler's Buckthorn||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||28467|
Life zones and habitat: Foothills to montane (5500 to 9500 ft.); rocky, dry soils on slopes, in open areas and woodlands.
Plant: Perennial shrub from less than 2 feet to 5 feet tall, often thicket-forming with erect or spreading stems; reddish-brown bark when mature, small branches green/grayish-green; mature stems have thorns.
Leaves: Alternate with short (~1/6 inch) petioles; blades lanceolate-elliptic to oblong-ovate 1/3 to 1-1/4 inches long, smooth edges, dark green above, light green to whitish below.
Inflorescence: Many small white to whitish-pink flowers in rounded clusters, usually umbel-like, sometimes raceme-like, each with 3 to 10 flowers; each small flower has 5 spoon-shaped petals, 5 folded, triangular sepals, and 5 stamens.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, SEINet and Southeastern Arizona Wildflowers and Plants.
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