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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Arctostaphylos glauca Lindl.
Bigberry manzanita, Blue manzanita
Synonym(s): Arctostaphylos glauca var. puberula
USDA Symbol: argl4
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
BenefitUse Food: Manzanita berries were used to make a refreshing, cider-like drink by indigenous peoples.
Use Other: Young branches were used by indigenous peoples to make fire drills.
Interesting Foliage: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CA
Record Last Modified: 2009-02-20