A fine shrub, two to twelve feet high, with stout trunk and branches, easily recognized by its leaves, which are rich green, thick and resinous, shiny as if varnished on the upper side and sometimes rich chocolate-brown in color, but pale on the under side, with three, conspicuous nerves. The small, sweet-scented flowers are crowded in compact, creamy clusters, sometimes four or five inches long, very handsome, but not so delicate as Deer-brush. This is common on hillsides and in the mountains, up to seven thousand feet.

SnowBrush C.velutinus. Squaw Carpets Ceanothus prostratus

SnowBrush-C.velutinus. Squaw-Carpets-Ceanothus prostratus. BUCKTHORN FAMILY. Rhamnaceae.