Ceanothus herbaceus Raf.  
Family: Rhamnaceae
inland New Jersey tea, Jersey tea, prairie red-root
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Stephen L. Solheim  
Etymology: Ceanothus: from Greek keanothus, a name which was used for some spiny plant
Plants: erect, perennial, up to 40" tall, bushy shrub
Leaves: mostly oblong to elliptical, 3/4"- 2 1/3" and less than half as wide
Flowers: white, 5-parted; inflorescence a short, rounded, branched cluster of closely spaced umbels from the ends of the new leafy shoots on stalks less than 2" long; blooms May-June
Habitat: dry; prairies; in sandy, rocky soil
Conservation Status: Native
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Derek Anderson  
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Derek Anderson  
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Kenneth J. Sytsma  
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