Sunday, August 22, 2010

New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus)

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 leaf.

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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Distribution Map:

- United States Department of Agriculture Plants Database: Ceanothus americanus (New Jersey Tea)

- University of North Carolina Herbarium: Ceanothus americanus

Identification resources:

- Southeastern Flora: New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus)

- Natural and Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas and Georgia: Ceanothus americanus

- Missouri Plants:
Ceanothus americanus

Related posts:

- 2010: Year Of The Wildflower – Wildflower Index

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