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Arctostaphylos edmundsii
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A. edmundsii
Binomial name
Arctostaphylos edmundsii
J.T.Howell
Synonyms
  • Arctostaphylos edmundsii var. parvifolia J.B. Roof
  • Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ssp. emundsii (J.T. Howell) J.B. Roof
  • Arctostaphylos uva-ursi var. parvifolia (J.B. Roof) J.B. Roof

Arctostaphylos edmundsii, with the common name Little Sur manzanita, is a species of manzanita. This shrub is endemic to California where it grows on the coastal bluffs of Monterey County.

Description

This is a petite, low-lying manzanita which forms mounds and patchy mats in sandy soil. The leathery leaves are small and rounded to oval, dark green and shiny when mature and red-edged when new. The inflorescences are dense with flowers, which are small, urn-shaped to rounded, and waxy white to very pale pink. The fruit is a shiny, reddish-brown drupe between one half and one centimeter wide.

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