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Arctostaphylos alpina var. alpina

Arctostaphylos alpina (L.) Spreng. var. alpina

Alpine Bearberry

Ericaceae (Heath family)

Synonym(s): Arbutus alpina, Arctous alpina, Mairania alpina


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N), SPM (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jun


Canada: BC , MB , NL , NT , NU , ON , QC , YT
Native Habitat: Tundra, gravelly beach ridges, lichen heaths, open boggy coniferous woods, dry wind-swept and snow-free fellfields in arctic and alpine tundra.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACU FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Arctostaphylos alpina var. alpina in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Arctostaphylos alpina var. alpina in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Arctostaphylos alpina var. alpina


Record Modified: 0000-00-00
Research By: CBR

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