New Jersey Tea

Ceanothus americanus

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Ceanothus americanus is a species of shrub native to North America. Common names include New Jersey tea, Jersey tea ceanothus, variations of red root (red-root; redroot), mountain sweet (mountain-sweet; mountainsweet), and wild snowball.New Jersey Tea was a name coined during the American Revolution, because its leaves were used as a substitute for imported tea.

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  1. (c) Patrick Coin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://www.flickr.com/photos/42264328@N00/3578327201
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceanothus_americanus

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