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Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Bearberry, Kinnikinnick
Photographer: Aaron Schusteff

ID: 0000 0000 0313 0514 (2013-03-04)

Copyright © 2013 Aaron Schusteff

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  • date of photo  Mar 3, 2013
  • location   San Bruno Mountain (San Mateo County, California, US)
  • family Ericaceae
  • notes   Arctostaphylos uva-ursi is the sprawling, low-growing to mounding, white-flowering shrub in the foreground. It's growing on a ascending slope here, which gives the illusion that it's taller than its actual height in this's probably not much more than a foot high. It's growing here on a rocky ridge with coyote brush (Baccharis pilularis) and blue-blossom (Ceanothus thyrsiflorus), and all grow relatively low and compact due to the frequent cold westerly winds that blow here. This is probably what is called A. uva-ursi forma coactilis in the ''Flora of the San Bruno Mountains'' by McClintock, Reeberg, & Knight (1990).
  • photo category: Plant - shrub

  • common names   Bearberry, Kinnikinnick (photographer)
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