Ramona Lilac, Wooly-leaf Mountain Lilac
RHAMNACEAE (Buckthorn Family)
The Ramona Lilac is a perennial plant that grows to a height of 2 to 3 meters and a width of 1-2 meters. The Ramona Lilac flowers are an azure-blue to nearly white color and appear in early spring. The stems are erect and a reddish-brown in color. The Ramona Lilac is an evergreen plant. The Ramona Lilac is also called the Wooly-leaf Mountain Lilac
Range and Habitat
The Ramona Lilac is native to San Diego County and grows in chaparral environments.
When rubbed together in a little water, the flowers produce suds. It is believed that the Native Americans of the area may have smoked the leaves in combination with other plants.