Arctostaphylos canescens

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Arctostaphylos canescens
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Arctostaphylos
Species: A. canescens
Binomial name
Arctostaphylos canescens

Arctostaphylos canescens, common name hoary manzanita, is a species of manzanita.


Arctostaphylos canescens is native to the coastal mountain ranges of southwestern Oregon and northern California, where it grows in forest and chaparral plant communities.


The Arctostaphylos canescens is a shrub varying in shape from short and matted to spreading up to 2 meters (6.6 ft) in height. Smaller branches and twigs are hairy to woolly. The smooth-edged leaves are oval in shape and pointed at the tip, woolly to rough and waxy, and up to 5 centimeters long.

The plant blooms in dense inflorescences of whitish, urn-shaped manzanita flowers which are woolly inside. The fruit is a hairy drupe 0.5 to 1 centimeter wide.

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