Ceanothus americanus is known by the common names New Jersey Tea or Redroot. So far, I’ve only seen it at Fort Yargo State Park. There are a few plants to the right of the trail going north from the dam (segment 4).
The plant. It stands about 3 feet tall.
A flower head.
A close of up the flower head. It is composed of multiple smaller clusters of flowerlets.
A flowerlet, up close and front on.
The same flowerlet, up close and slightly at an angle.
Ceanothus americanus (New Jersey Tea) is native to the eastern United States and Canada.
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- United States Department of Agriculture Plants Database: Ceanothus americanus (New Jersey Tea)
- University of North Carolina Herbarium: Ceanothus americanus
- Southeastern Flora: New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus)
- Natural and Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas and Georgia: Ceanothus americanus
- Missouri Plants: Ceanothus americanus
- 2010: Year Of The Wildflower – Wildflower Index