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Arctostaphylos columbiana  Piper
Hairy manzanita,  Redwood manzanita
Arctostaphylos columbiana
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
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Arctostaphylos columbiana
© 2005 Doreen L. Smith
Arctostaphylos columbiana
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Arctostaphylos columbiana, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Arctostaphylos columbiana
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
Genus: Arctostaphylos
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Northern Coastal Scrub, Redwood Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Arctostaphylos columbiana var. tracyi
ICPN + PLANTS: Arctostaphylos tracyi
ICPN: Arctostaphylos columbiana f. tracyi
More information about  Arctostaphylos columbiana
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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)

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).