Ceanothus depressus

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Ceanothus depressus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rhamnaceae
Genus: Ceanothus
Species: C. depressus
Binomial name
Ceanothus depressus
  • Ceanothus durangoinus Loes.
  • Ceanothus huichagorare Loes.
  • Ceanothus pueblensis Standl.

Ceanothus depressus Benth. [2] is a shrub in the family Rhamnaceae, native to the Mexican states of Chihuahua and Sonora.[3] It is a shrub up to 70 cm tall, growing in clearings in pine-oak forests.


The Pima Bajo in the vicinity of Yepachic (Chihuahua) and Maycoba (Sonora) refer to the species as "junco," a name more commonly used for Juncus spp. in most of Mexico. They use the aromatic red roots to make a flavorful tea.[4]


  1. ^ The Plant List, Ceanothus depressus
  2. ^ Bentham, Planta Hartwegiana 8. 1839.
  3. ^ Biodiversity of the Southwest, Ceanothus depressus map
  4. ^ Laferrière, Joseph E., Charles W. Weber and Edwin A. Kohlhepp. 1991. Mineral contributions from some traditional Mexican teas. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition 41:277-282.