|C. griseus inflorescences and leaves.|
The Ceanothus griseus shrub may exceed two meters-6 feet in height when mostly erect, or it can grow wider than tall. The evergreen leaves are ribbed and have slightly serrated edges and fuzzy undersides. The inflorescences are borne on thick stalks a few centimeters long and are dense with small blue or purple flowers. The fruit is a sticky black capsule about 4 millimeters in length containing usually 3 seeds. This is a plant of the chaparral and coastal scrub plant communities.
- The name C. griseus was published in Ceanothus, 210, 212. 1942. Santa Barbara. "Plant Name Details for Ceanothus griseus". IPNI. Retrieved August 21, 2010.
- C. g. var. horizontalis was published in Ceanothus, 210, fig. 11a. 1942. Santa Barbara. "Plant Name Details for Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis". IPNI. Retrieved August 21, 2010.
- The basionym C. thyrsiflorus var. griseus was first published and described in Synoptical Flora of North America 1(1): 415-416. 1897. "Name - Ceanothus griseus (Trel.) McMinn". Tropicos. Saint Louis, Missouri: Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved August 21, 2010.
Basionym: Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. griseus Trel.
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