Latin name: Ceanothus verrucosus Nutt.
  Pronunciation: see-a-NO-thus ver-oo-KO-sus

  Common name: Wartstem ceanothus
  Family: Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn)
  Habitat: Dry hills and mesas to 1000', chaparral, western
  San Diego Co.

  Blooming period: January to April
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Ceanothus
  2) verrucosus
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