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Arctostaphylos edmundsii  J. T. Howell
Little sur manzanita
Arctostaphylos edmundsii is a shrub that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
also called Arctostaphylos edmundsii var. parvifolia
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).
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~66 records in California
yellowone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle
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Genus: Arctostaphylos
Family: Ericaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Habitat: coastal

Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Chaparral

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
CNPSArctostaphylos edmundsii var. edmundsii, Arctostaphylos edmundsii var. parvifolia
PLANTSArctostaphylos edmundsii var. parvifolia
PLANTSArctostaphylos uva-ursi ssp. emundsii
PLANTSArctostaphylos uva-ursi var. parvifolia
Information about  Arctostaphylos edmundsii from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (ARED)

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[Wikipedia] Description: This is a petite, low-lying manzanita which forms mounds and patchy mats in sandy soil. The leathery leaves are small and rounded to oval, dark green and shiny when mature and red-edged when new. The inflorescences are dense with flowers, which are small, urn-shaped to rounded, and waxy white to very pale pink. The fruit is a shiny, reddish-brown drupe between one half and one centimeter wide.[4] It is a perennial shrub.[3] (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 05/25/2024).