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Arctostaphylos pacifica

Arctostaphylos pacifica J.B. Roof

Pacific Manzanita, San Bruno Carpet

Ericaceae (Heath family)

Synonym(s): Arctostaphylos uva-ursi var. saxicola

USDA Symbol: ARPA19

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Prostrate or mound-forming, up to about 1 foot tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr
Bloom Notes: White, sometimes blushed with pink.


Native Distribution: Known in North America only in California where it is listed as endangered..
Native Habitat: Sandstone outcrops.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


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

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