Taxon  Report   571    
Arctostaphylos manzanita  Parry
Common manzanita
Arctostaphylos manzanita
© Dr. Robert Thomas and Margaret Orr 1999 California Academy of Sciences
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Arctostaphylos manzanita
© 2008 Rodney W. Lacey
Arctostaphylos manzanita
© 2005 George W. Hartwell
Arctostaphylos manzanita, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Arctostaphylos manzanita
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Northern Oak Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest

Habitat: canyons, slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Arctostaphylos elegans
ICPN: Arctostaphylos manzanita var. apiculata
More information about  Arctostaphylos manzanita
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

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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 20, 2019).