Calflora
Taxon  Report   588 
Arctostaphylos nortensis  (P. V. Wells) P. V. Wells
Del norte manzanita
Arctostaphylos nortensis
© 2017 Steve Matson
More photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Arctostaphylos nortensis
© 2017 Steve Matson
Arctostaphylos nortensis, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

Interactive Distribution Map


Observation Hotline
(observation details + photos)



point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations



Bloom Period
Arctostaphylos nortensis
© 2017 Steve Matson
Family: ERICACEAE  
Genus: Arctostaphylos
Communities:
Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   2.8 (strong indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Arctostaphylos columbiana ssp. nortensis
More information about  Arctostaphylos nortensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images

Arctostaphylos:  from two Greek words arktos, "bear," and staphule, "a bunch of grapes," referring to the common name of the first-known species, and also perhaps alluding to bears feeding on the grape-like fruits (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ARNO6)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: Sep 20, 2018).

The information on this page comes from diverse sources. None of the links are sponsored.