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Hooker's Manzanita
(Arctostaphylos hookeri ssp. hookeri )
Ericaceae

Hooker's Manzanita; Photo Copyright 1992 Dean Wm. Taylor
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. 

Distribution:

Habitat: Sandy soils, sandy shales, sandstone outcrops. Elevation 272 - 960 feet.

Flowering Period: Blooms February - June.

Similar Plants:

Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B

Field Office: Hollister


 
Last updated: 08-05-2010