Chamise - mission-manzanita - woollyleaf ceanothus
Section: shrb Series Dominated by Shrubs
Series formation: 
Series height:<3 m
Series canopy cover:c
Series ground layer:s
Elevation range (lower):300
(upper):   950
Wetland information:[not available]
Upland information: Uplands:middle slopes. Soils shallow, may be rocky.
Reference:Hanes (1977, 1981, 1994), Horton (1960), Keeley (1993), Keeley & Keeley (1988), Pase (1982a), Patric & Hanes (1964), Vogl & Schorr (1
Comments:This series definition follows Gordon & White (1994). Chamise occurs in many chaparral, coastal scrub, and tree series. If chamise has > 60% cover, the stand is a member of the Chamise series. If chamise cover is 30-60% and mission-manzanita or woollyleaf ceanothus cover together is 30-60%, then the stand is a member of this series [ see Chamise-cupleaf ceanothus series, Chamise-Eastwood manzanita series, Chamise-hoaryleaf ceano-thus series, Chamise-woollyleaf ceanothus series]. Stands with localized species as Cleveland monkey-flower (a CNPS List 4 plant), Dunn mariposa lily (a CNPS List 1B plant), or white coast ceanothus (a CNPS List 2 plant) occur in this series (Skinner & Pavlik 1994).
Plot based descriptions:Gordon & White (1994) define four associations in SoCo.
Series Association:Gordon & White (1994): Chamise - mission-manzanita association, Chamise - mission-manzanita - woollyleaf ceanothus association, Chamise - mission-manzanita - woollyleaf ceanothus (mafic soils) association, Chamise-woollyleaf ceanothus association.
FormationTemperate broad-leaved evergreen shrubland
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