Arctostaphylos
bearberry, manzanita
6 species
1 subspecies and varieties
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Arctostaphylos columbianabristly manzanita
Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest and in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington; British Columbia south to California.
Habitat: Moist, open woods.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-July
Arctostaphylos ×mediamedium manzanita
Distribution: Chiefly on the east side of the Olympic Peninsula, Washington
Habitat: Low to moderate elevations
Origin: Native
Arctostaphylos nevadensiskinnikinnick, pinemat manzanita
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington south to California, east to Nevada.
Habitat: Chiefly in the mountains at mid-elevations.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-July
ssp. nevadensis – pinemat manzanita
Arctostaphylos patulagreen-leaf manzanita
Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington south to California, east to Montana and Colorado.
Habitat: Low elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-June
Arctostaphylos uva-ursired bearberry, kinnikinnik
Distribution: Widely distributed throughout Washington; Alaska south to California and New Mexico, east to the Atlantic Coast; circumboreal.
Habitat: Coastal bluffs and prairies, rocky balds, dry subalpine meadows, and dry coniferous forest.
Origin: Native
Flowers: April-June