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Ceanothus americanus

Ceanothus americanus L.

new jersey tea, common new jersey tea

Synonym(s): Ceanothus americanus var. intermedius, Ceanothus americanus var. pitcheri, Ceanothus intermedius
Ceanothus americanus (New Jersey Tea)
Image ID: 7761
Image by: Parkins, Grant Morrow
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: CEAM
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Ceanothus americanus
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2019-05-10

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: CEANO
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Ceanothus
GENUS AUTHORITY: L.
GENUS COMMON: Ceanothus
GENUS SUMMARY: A genus of ca. 55 species, shrubs, mostly in California.
GENUS IDENTIFICATION:
GENUS REFERENCES: Nesom in FNA (in prep.); Fross & Wilken (2006)=X; Coile (1988)=Y; Brizicky (1964a)=Z; Medan & Schirarend in Kubitzki (2004).

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: RHAMNA
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Rhamnaceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: A.L. de Jussieu 1789
FAMILY COMMON: Buckthorn Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of about 50-52 genera and 900-925 species, mostly trees, shrubs, and lianas, cosmopolitan in distribution.
FAMILY REFERENCE: Nesom in FNA (in prep.); Brizicky (1964a)=Z; Richardson et al. (2000a, 2000b); Medan & Schirarend in Kubitzki (2004).

NCBG DESCRIPTIVES

INTRO:
STEMS:
LEAVES:
INFLORESCENCE:
FLOWERS:
FRUITS:
COMMENTS:
HEIGHT: 3-4 ft.

DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Subshrub, Shrub

LEAF ARRANGEMENT:
LEAF COMPLEXITY: Simple
LEAF RETENTION: Deciduous

FLORAL CHARACTERISTICS
SYMMETRY:
BLOOM TIME: May-June
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
x x x x x

BLOOM COLOR: White flowers
White Red Pink Orange Yellow Green Blue Lavender Purple Violet Brown Not Applicable
x

FRUITING PERIOD: Jun-Jul.

DISTRIBUTION
HABITAT TYPE:
NATIVE RANGE: eastern & central N. America

HORTICULTURAL
Plant Sale Text: New Jersey-tea is a low-growing deciduous shrub that produces numerous 1-2 inch long panicles of tiny white flowers in late spring. The nectar of its flowers is attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. This species is found growing on roadside banks and along the edges of woods throughout North Carolina. It grows well in hot, sunny to light shade, well-drained sites, and though tricky to establish, it is very drought tolerant once it is established. Its dried leaves have been used for making tea. 2013 N.C. Wildflower of the Year. This genus supports up to 43 lepidoptera species.

Bloom Table Text:

NCBG Location:

Cultural Notes:

SOIL MOISTURE: Dry, Average, Well-drained
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Sun, Part Shade, Shade
MINIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 4
MAXIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 8
GERMINATION CODE: 2,3
WILDLIFE VALUE: Bee Friendly, Butterfly Friendly, Hummingbird Friendly
DEER RESISTANCE:

GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
141 2010-0056 2010-11-25 142 View
278 2011-0134 2011-06-16 283 View
329 2011-0196 2011-09-02 333 View
405 2014-0009 2020-01-27 333 View
2924 1987-0466 View
3803 1991-0498 View
4545 1992-0701 View
4783 1993-0073 View
5392 1995-0514 View
5812 1995-0938 View
6009 1995-1140 View
6587 1996-0221 View
6751 1996-0409 View
6850 1998-0056 View
7163 1999-0124 1999-11-02 View
7318 2000-0055 2000-02-21 View
7717 2001-0072 2001-05-16 View
9034 1998-0344 2007-03-27 1225 View
9042 2000-0011 2000-01-07 1227 View
9079 2004-0182 2006-05-19 1237 View
9194 2011-0013 2020-04-20 1950 View


GRIM COLLECTIONS

Coll_id Project Collection date Collector Action
142 HORT 2010-11-24 Liloia View
283 HORT 2009-01-01 NCBG staff View
923 SOS 2017-07-29 Dakar View
1225 HORT 1998-07-08 Bryan View
1227 HORT 1999-04-23 View
1237 HORT 1996-08-22 Bryan View
1331 HORT 2006-07-05 Bryan View
1751 HORT 2005-01-01 Bryan View
1950 HORT 2005-08-01 Liloia View
2024 NPMD 2020-07-22 Kunz View
2039 NPMD 2020-07-22 Adams View


GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
277 141 17 Poythress 2011-03-08 View
278 141 15 Heiney 2011-05-17 View
279 141 19 NCBG staff 2011-05-12 View
669 278 21 NCBG staff 2011-04-08 View
778 329 23 Steen 2011-11-03 View
779 329 109 Poythress 2011-11-14 View
780 329 102 Neal 2011-12-06 View
781 329 16 NCBG staff 2011-11-20 View
951 405 20 Liloia 2014-08-26 View
4836 2924 8 NCBG staff 1983-06-21 View
6112 3803 199 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
6874 4545 200 NCBG staff 1993-03-01 View
7150 4783 92 NCBG staff 1993-11-12 View
7885 5392 203 NCBG staff 1992-01-01 View
7886 5392 203 NCBG staff 1992-01-01 View
8326 5812 204 NCBG staff 1993-01-01 View
8631 6009 2 NCBG staff 1992-01-01 View
8632 6009 2 NCBG staff 1992-01-01 View
8633 6009 2 NCBG staff 1992-01-01 View
8634 6009 2 NCBG staff 1992-01-01 View
8635 6009 2 NCBG staff 1992-01-01 View
9303 6587 142 NCBG staff 1996-11-20 View
9527 6751 114 NCBG staff 1967-12-01 View
9712 6850 160 NCBG staff 1967-12-31 View
9940 9034 142 Liloia 2007-03-20 View
10107 7163 166 NCBG staff 1999-10-15 View
10108 7163 165 NCBG staff 1999-10-01 View
10239 9042 91 NCBG staff 1999-04-01 View
10287 7318 1 NCBG staff 1967-12-31 View
10908 7717 92 NCBG staff 1967-12-31 View
10909 7717 81 NCBG staff 2001-02-01 View
11427 9079 133 NCBG staff 2006-10-31 View
11428 9079 65 Liloia 2006-07-06 View
11429 9079 81 NCBG staff 2003-07-30 View
12185 9194 108 Liloia 2011-03-03 View
12186 9194 100 Liloia 2011-03-03 View
12187 9194 100 Liloia 2011-03-18 View
12280 329 14 Liloia 2015-01-22 View
12694 405 16 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
12781 405 14 Liloia 0000-00-00 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: CEAM
USDA Common Name: New Jersey Tea
Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV), CAN (ON, QC)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Subshrub, Shrub

WEAKLEY FLORA

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Ceanothus americanus var. americanus
COMMON NAME: Common New Jersey Tea
SYNONYMY: [= C, F, G, X, Y, Z; < C. americanus - FNA, K, Mo, Pa, RAB, Va, W, WH3; = C. americanus - S]
PHENOLOGY: May-Jun; Jun-Jul.
HABITAT: Woodland borders, dry woodlands, glady openings, dry ridge forests and woodlands (pine or oak) in the Mountains.
COMMENTS: ME west to s. MB, south to FL Panhandle and TX.
RANGE MAP: Ceanothus americanus var. americanus.png

Key to Map Symbols
ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Rhamnaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789 (Buckthorn Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 50-52 genera and 900-925 species, mostly trees, shrubs, and lianas, cosmopolitan in distribution.
REFERENCE: Nesom in FNA (in prep.); Brizicky (1964a)=Z; Richardson et al. (2000a, 2000b); Medan & Schirarend in Kubitzki (2004).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Ceanothus L. (Ceanothus)
SUMMARY: A genus of ca. 55 species, shrubs, mostly in California.
REFERENCE: Nesom in FNA (in prep.); Fross & Wilken (2006)=X; Coile (1988)=Y; Brizicky (1964a)=Z; Medan & Schirarend in Kubitzki (2004).

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Ceanothus americanus in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Ceanothus americanus in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Ceanothus americanus in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Ceanothus americanus in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Ceanothus americanus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ceanothus americanus

NCBG IMAGE RECORDS

ID IMAGE1: 7761
ID IMAGE2: 8442
ID IMAGE3: 7761

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