Taxon  Report   11160    
Arctostaphylos montana  Eastw.  ssp. montana 
Mt. Tamalpais manzanita
Arctostaphylos montana ssp. montana
© 2006 Steve Matson
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Arctostaphylos montana ssp. montana
© 2012 MMWD
Arctostaphylos montana ssp. montana
© 2018 David Greenberger
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

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details)

point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Arctostaphylos montana ssp. montana
© 2012 MMWD
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   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google  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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).