[The Buckthorn Family in Mt. Adams Country]

Deerbrush

Ceanothus integerrimus

Synonyms: Ceanothus andersonii, Ceanothus californicus

Inflorescence of Deerbrush: Ceanothus integerrimus (Synonyms: Ceanothus andersonii, Ceanothus californicus)

Habitat of Deerbrush: Ceanothus integerrimus (Synonyms: Ceanothus andersonii, Ceanothus californicus)

Deerbrush still blooming in open oak forest along roads to the east of Canyon Creek, Klickitat Wildlife Area......July 3, 2022.

Deerbrush: Ceanothus integerrimus (Synonyms: Ceanothus andersonii, Ceanothus californicus)

The photo above shows the leaves and inflorescence of deerbrush. The long inflorescence is found at the apex of the stems. Photographed along the Trout Lake-Glenwood Highway.........June 12, 2005.

Upper leaf surface of Deerbrush: Ceanothus integerrimus (Synonyms: Ceanothus andersonii, Ceanothus californicus)

The photo above shows a leaf of deerbrush, which typically can be identified by its entire margins. Photographed along the Trout Lake-Glenwood Highway..........June 12, 2005.

Deerbrush: Ceanothus integerrimus (Synonyms: Ceanothus andersonii, Ceanothus californicus)

Deerbrush would make an attractive shrub for the dry, sunny garden. Like other Ceanothus, it is a prolific attractor of bees and other pollinators. Photographed along the Trout Lake-Glenwood Highway.........June 12, 2005. Plants may be covered by white, light pink, or powder blue blossums.

Paul Slichter