Calflora
Taxon  Report   11160    
Arctostaphylos montana  Eastw.  ssp. montana 
Mt. Tamalpais manzanita
Arctostaphylos montana ssp. montana
© 2006 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Arctostaphylos montana ssp. montana
© 2012 Aaron Arthur
Arctostaphylos montana ssp. montana
© 2012 Aaron Arthur
Arctostaphylos montana ssp. montana, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Arctostaphylos montana ssp. montana
© 1993 Doreen L. Smith
Communities: Chaparral, Valley Grassland

Serpentine affinity: 4.9; (broad endemic)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + CNPS: Arctostaphylos hookeri ssp. montana
More information about  Arctostaphylos montana ssp. montana
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

PlantID.net:  Identification tips. "Tamalpais Manzanita grows low to the ground. Leaves are often dense enough that you don't see much of the branches underneath."


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 20, 2018).

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