Ceanothus gloriosus var. gloriosus
Shrubs, 0.1–0.4 m. Stems prostrate or spreading. Leaf-blades widely obovate to suborbiculate, 23–31 (–45) × 17–24 mm, marginal teeth 13–31.2n = 24.
Phenology: Flowering Mar–May.
Habitat: Sandy soils, coastal bluffs, maritime chaparral, pine forests.
Elevation: 30–200 m.
Variety gloriosus occurs from Humboldt County south to Marin County and sometimes intergrades with var. exaltatus.
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