Shrubs of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Rhamnaceae
Ceanothus americanus (New Jersey Tea)
Flower colorwhite
Number of petals5
Petal statefused
Leaf persistencedeciduous
Leaf arrangementalternate
Leaf groupingsimple
Leaf marginserrate
Leaf/leaflet shapeovate
Fruit typedry
Fruit colorblack
Flowering datesJune
Fruiting datesAugust
HabitatDry, open woods
LocalityBare Mountain, Mount Norwottock.
DescriptionA shrub 1- 3 feet tall. The leaves have three prominent veins from near the leaf base. The small white flowers are in elongated clusters. The fruits are 3-lobed and leave behind a cup-like structure that has a whitish interior when they fall.
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