Ceanothus americanus
Red root (New Jersey Tea)

Family: Buckthorn (Rhamnaceae)

Lifespan: Perennial

Height: 3-4' (90-120 cm)

Flower Color: White

Flower Size: 1/5" (5 mm)

Bloom Season: May-July

Fruit: 3-lobed, splitting into three parts

Conditions: Open woods, roadside clearings

Sunlight: N/A

Moisture: Moist to dry

It can rapidly colonize disturbed sites where its nitrogen-fixing ability gives it a competitive edge over other species.

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