Arctostaphylos parryana

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

Arctostaphylos parryana, with the common name Parry manzanita, is a species of manzanita.

Description[edit]

Arctostaphylos parryana is an erect manzanita, standing on red-barked stems and reaching up to two meters in height. The leaves are bright green, generally oval in shape and pointed. The small pink-tinted white flowers are borne in densely bunched inflorescences. The fruit is a rounded drupe which contains two or more seeds which have fused into one body.

The fruit was a food of the Luiseño of Southern California.

Distribution[edit]

This shrub is endemic to California, where it grows in the western section of the Transverse Ranges, from coastal Santa Barbara County to the San Gabriel Mountains.

This is a manzanita of chaparral and low-elevation coniferous forest ecosystems.

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