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Shrub in the Oregon Cascades

Olympia, WA

Hi! I am very interested to know the name of this shrub. I found it at Triangulation Peak near Mt. Jefferson in the Willamette National Forest in the Western Cascades in Oregon. The location was a open, sunny area near the tree line at about 6,000 ft. elevation. The leaves are very fragrant. The sample in this photo has dried out, so not a great photo. Please help!

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Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

Well..alternate leafing, fragrant foliage, looks woody. I have no idea.

San Francisco, CA

cut the stem again and submerge the whole thing in tepid water and see if it re-hydrates to something resembling its live appearance. Also, how would you describe the fragrance?

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Looks like one of the dwarf willows.


Beautiful, BC(Zone 9b)

Reminds me of Ceanothus.

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Quote from growin :
Reminds me of Ceanothus.

Yep, that's a better fit than a willow.


Portland, OR(Zone 8a)

Excellent observation Growin.
Ceanothus velutinus grows at higher elevations and...has fragrant sticky leaves.

Do any of these look like the shrubs you observed ?

Beautiful, BC(Zone 9b)

Ceanothus velutinus looks right to me.

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