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Very short, just up to 1 m tall shrub. Tiny white flowers bloom from June to August. It requires full sun and well-drained sandy or rocky soil and is drought tolerant once established.

Attracts many pollinators with its nectar and pollen including hummingbirds. Larval host plant to the Spring Azure butterfly.

Photo: Dan Keck, Ohio

New Jersey Tea, Ceanothus americanus

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