(Arctostaphylos hookeri ssp. hookeri )
Photo Copyright 1992 Dean Wm. Taylor
Description: Evergreen shrub, generally mound-like, less than 3.2 feet (1 meter) tall. Leaves elliptic, upright, smooth edged with a bright green to shiny surface, and 3/4 - 1 1/8 inches (2-3cm) long, 3/8 - 5/8 inches (1-1.5cm) wide. Leaf stems are 1/8 - 5/16 inches (4-8mm) long. Inflorescence are racemes with generally 10 flowers. Flowers are roundish, with corollas 1/4 inch (4-6mm) long. Fruit are drupes, 1/4 inch (4-6mm) long.
Habitat: Sandy soils, sandy shales, sandstone outcrops. Elevation 272 - 960 feet.
Flowering Period: Blooms February - June.
Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B
Field Office: Hollister