Arctostaphylos nevadensis

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

Arctostaphylos nevadensis, with the common name pinemat manzanita, is a species of manzanita.


Flower and foliage

Arctostaphylos nevadensis is native to western North America from Washington to California, where it grows in the coniferous forests of the inland and coastal mountain ranges. It is a dominant shrub in the mountain understory chaparral in many areas.


Arctostaphylos nevadensis is a short, spreading shrub forming mats, tangles, or mounds less than half a meter tall. The larger branches have dull red bark and the twigs are generally woolly. Leaves are bright green and shiny, with few hairs especially along the edges. They measure 1 to 3 centimeters in length. The shrub blooms in spherical clusters of urn-shaped whitish manzanita flowers. The fruit is a spherical drupe about 7 millimeters wide.


This species is cultivated as a chaparral landscaping plant and it is used to stabilize soil against erosion on mountain slopes.[1]

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