Ceanothus herbaceus

ClassificationDicots
FamilyRhamnaceae
Family (Traditional)Rhamnaceae
GenusCeanothus
Species:Ceanothus herbaceus Raf.
Common NameJersey Tea
Growth Habitvine - forb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: vine - forb; Moisture Requirements: Xeric; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnipalmate; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: White; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Type: Drupe; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Pistil Number: 1; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 4; Stamen Number: 5
C value 9
StatusNative; KY[S2] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Ceanothus herbaceus var. pubescens Ceanothus herbaceus var. pubescens (Torr. & A.Gray ex S.Watson) Shinners
Ceanothus ovalis Ceanothus ovalis
Ceanothus ovatus Ceanothus ovatus Desf.
Ceanothus ovatus var. pubescens Ceanothus ovatus var. pubescens S.Watson
Ceanothus pubescens Ceanothus pubescens (S.Watson) Rydb. ex Small

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Laurel (KY), Pulaski (KY), Wayne (KY), White (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1987 - 1987

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100620747 Pulaski Kentucky Max E. Medley
EKY
Ceanothus herbaceus
BEREA019542 Wayne Kentucky
BEREA
Ceanothus herbaceus
APSC0085938 Pulaski Kentucky 20 May 1987 Max Medley
APSC
Ceanothus herbaceus
31234100745999 Pulaski Kentucky Tara R. Littlefield
EKY
Ceanothus herbaceus
31234100620739 Pulaski Kentucky Rob Jacobs
EKY
Ceanothus herbaceus
TENN-V-0145738 White Tennessee
TENN
Ceanothus herbaceus
APSC0085952 Laurel Kentucky
APSC
Ceanothus herbaceus
APSC0085941 Pulaski Kentucky 20 May 1987 Max Medley
APSC
Ceanothus herbaceus
APSC0085940 Pulaski Kentucky 04 Aug 1987 Max Medley
APSC
Ceanothus herbaceus
APSC0085937 Laurel Kentucky
APSC
Ceanothus herbaceus
APSC0085939 Pulaski Kentucky 20 May 1987 Max Medley
APSC
Ceanothus herbaceus
APSC0110271 Pulaski Kentucky
APSC
Ceanothus herbaceus
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Plant Photos

Ceanothus herbaceus - Tara Littlefield
Ceanothus herbaceus - Tara Littlefield
Ceanothus herbaceus - Tara Littlefield
Ceanothus herbaceus - Tara Littlefield
Ceanothus herbaceus - Tara Littlefield
Ceanothus herbaceus - Tara Littlefield