The Pinemat (Ceanothus prostratus) is an evergreen flowering shrub in the Rhamnaceae family of buckthorns. It is also known as the Prostrate Ceanothus or the Mahala Mat.
It is native to western North America, particularly in coniferous forests.
The Pinemat is a spreading shrub that forms a mat, or carpet, of flowers about 243 centimetres (96 inches) wide and 15 centimetres (6 inches) tall.
It has evergreen leaves and small clusters of deep blue or purple flowers. The fruit is a small, wrinkled capsule.
It blooms in winter and spring.
Photographed in the Botanical Garden, Paris, May 2021.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls