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Arctostaphylos glandulosa
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ssp. glandulosa
Conservation status

Secure (NatureServe)
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A. glandulosa
Binomial name
Arctostaphylos glandulosa
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Arctostaphylos glandulosa, with the common name Eastwood's manzanita, is a species of manzanita.

Distribution

This shrub is native to the coastal slopes of western North America from Oregon through California to Baja California.

Description

Arctostaphylos glandulosa is an erect shrub reaching up to 2.5 meters in height. It is bristly and sometimes glandular, secreting sticky oils. It is quite variable in appearance and there are several subspecies scattered across its range.

Subspecies

Subspecies include:

The rare Arctostaphylos glandulosa ssp. crassifolia is federally listed as an endangered species in the United States. There are about 25 remaining populations, most occurring in fragmented and degraded coastal sage scrub chaparral habitats on both sides of the border. Arctostaphylos glandulosa ssp. crassifolia is only known in the wild from one population near the Mill Creek Summit divide within the Angeles National Forest in the San Gabriel Mountains, and is on the California Native Plant Society Rare and Endangered Plant Inventory.

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