[The Buckthorn Family in Mt. Adams Country]

Mahala Mat, Prostrate Ceanothus, Squawcarpet

Ceanothus prostratus

Synonyms: Ceanothus divergens ssp. occidentalis, Ceanothus prostratus var. laxus, Ceanothus prostratus ssp. prostratus

Mahala Mat: Ceanothus prostratus

The photo above shows a close-up of the flowers and spine-tipped leaves of Mahala mat as seen in the upper Klickitat River Canyon several miles south of the Klickitat fish hatchery..........April 13, 2007.

Location on Mt. Adams:

Mahala mat has currently only been seen within one-half mile of the upper western edge of the Klickitat Canyon from the Outlet Falls in the south to near the Yakama Reservation in the north.


Flowers of Mahala Mat: Ceanothus prostratus

The photo above shows a close-up of the flowers of Mahala mat as seen in the upper Klickitat River Canyon several miles south of the Klickitat fish hatchery...........April 13, 2007.

Mahala Mat, Prostrate Ceanothus: Ceanothus prostratus (Synonyms: Ceanothus divergens ssp. occidentalis, Ceanothus prostratus var. laxus, Ceanothus prostratus ssp. prostratus) - Mahala Mat, Prostrate Ceanothus: Ceanothus prostratus (Synonyms: Ceanothus divergens ssp. occidentalis, Ceanothus prostratus var. laxus, Ceanothus prostratus ssp. prostratus)

Mahala mat as seen (left) near the south trailhead for the Klickitat Canyon NRCA, at the Yakima-Klickitat County line, Washington.........May 1, 2015. The photo at right shows mahala mat along Grayback Mountain Road in the Klickitat Wildlife Area.........April 26, 2016.

Leaves of Mahala Mat: Ceanothus prostratus

The photo above shows a close-up of the opposite leaves of mahala mat. Note the sharp teeth on the leaf margins. Photographed at the upper, western edge of the Klickitat Canyon where the Klickitat Hatchery Road begins its descent to the hatchery..........July 2, 2006.

Fruits of Mahala Mat: Ceanothus prostratus

The photo above shows the develping fruits of mahala mat. Photographed north and east of Road K1000 on the southeastern side of Mt. Adams.........June 3, 2007.

Paul Slichter