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Old 18-07-2012, 06:29 AM posted to sci.bio.botany
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Anyone recognize what species of manzanita this could be? The bush is about 3 years old, 5-ft in height.

http://imageshack.us/f/51/gedc0733.jpg

Before I hit every one of the 76 species on this page, I thought I would see if anyone might recognize what species of manzanita this is.

http://plants.usda.gov/java/Classifi...3 &display=63
Location is western Calif. Thanks in advance.

Hard to tell from the photo -- the leaves are in bunches of 4 with a thorn in the middle. Each group of 4 alternates on opposite sides of the branch. Branches are reddish brown and green mixed together (photo is pretty true).

Oh, and the thorns are sharp (YEOOOOOWW!!!)

Bob



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Old 18-07-2012, 09:25 AM posted to sci.bio.botany
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On Tue, 17 Jul 2012 22:29:58 -0700, "Guv Bob"
wrote:

http://plants.usda.gov/java/Classifi...3 &display=63



I think you may be looking at:

Arctostaphylos andersonii A. Gray

Santa Cruz manzanita, heartleaf manzanita

http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/spec...los+andersonii

Any other opinions?

Jordan
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:01 AM posted to sci.bio.botany
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"Jordan Legare" wrote in message ...
On Tue, 17 Jul 2012 22:29:58 -0700, "Guv Bob"
wrote:

http://plants.usda.gov/java/Classifi...3 &display=63



I think you may be looking at:

Arctostaphylos andersonii A. Gray

Santa Cruz manzanita, heartleaf manzanita

http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/spec...los+andersonii

Any other opinions?

Jordan


Thanks Jordan. That's a great webiste. Photos are similar but the leaves on mine are very shiny, a little different shape and the flowers on mine are white.

I found this one - looks just like this one from all the photos I can find. But since those are an endangered species only found near San Francisco, I doubt that this is it -- there is a quite a large patch of them in San Bernardino County right on the edge of a fairly busy road.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/taxp...n-in-san-fran/

Photo:
http://www.theblaze.com/wp-content/u...-manzanita.png


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Old 06-09-2012, 12:08 AM posted to sci.bio.botany
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Default Manzanita identification

"Guv Bob" wrote in message m...
"Jordan Legare" wrote in message ...
On Tue, 17 Jul 2012 22:29:58 -0700, "Guv Bob"
wrote:

http://plants.usda.gov/java/Classifi...3 &display=63



I think you may be looking at:

Arctostaphylos andersonii A. Gray

Santa Cruz manzanita, heartleaf manzanita

http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/spec...los+andersonii

Any other opinions?

Jordan


Thanks Jordan. That's a great webiste. Photos are similar but the leaves on mine are very shiny, a little different shape and the flowers on mine are white.

I found this one - looks just like this one from all the photos I can find. But since those are an endangered species only found near San Francisco, I doubt that this is it -- there is a quite a large patch of them in San Bernardino County right on the edge of a fairly busy road.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/taxp...n-in-san-fran/

Photo:
http://www.theblaze.com/wp-content/u...-manzanita.png

===

Here is a photo I took a couple of nights ago... The earlier photo was before the berries started appearing, about 6 weeks ago

http://imageshack.us/f/88/manz01.jpg/




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Old 06-09-2012, 12:50 AM posted to sci.bio.botany
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Default Manzanita identification

"Guv Bob" wrote in message m...
"Guv Bob" wrote in message m...
"Jordan Legare" wrote in message ...
On Tue, 17 Jul 2012 22:29:58 -0700, "Guv Bob"
wrote:

http://plants.usda.gov/java/Classifi...3 &display=63



I think you may be looking at:

Arctostaphylos andersonii A. Gray

Santa Cruz manzanita, heartleaf manzanita

http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/spec...los+andersonii

Any other opinions?

Jordan


Thanks Jordan. That's a great webiste. Photos are similar but the leaves on mine are very shiny, a little different shape and the flowers on mine are white.

I found this one - looks just like this one from all the photos I can find. But since those are an endangered species only found near San Francisco, I doubt that this is it -- there is a quite a large patch of them in San Bernardino County right on the edge of a fairly busy road.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/taxp...n-in-san-fran/

Photo:
http://www.theblaze.com/wp-content/u...-manzanita.png

===

Here is a photo I took a couple of nights ago... The earlier photo was before the berries started appearing, about 6 weeks ago

http://imageshack.us/f/88/manz01.jpg/

Here is a branch of the same plant in July.
http://imageshack.us/f/51/gedc0733.jpg

The photo at theblaze.com shows 2 marks on the berries and mine all have one. Hopefully that's enough to make it a common variety and keep it off of the endangered list!!


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Old 09-09-2012, 03:35 PM posted to sci.bio.botany
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Update -- I checked with the local endangered specialist and this is a common variety - not related to the franciscan manzanita.

"Guv Bob" wrote in message m...
"Guv Bob" wrote in message m...
"Guv Bob" wrote in message m...
"Jordan Legare" wrote in message ...
On Tue, 17 Jul 2012 22:29:58 -0700, "Guv Bob"
wrote:

http://plants.usda.gov/java/Classifi...3 &display=63



I think you may be looking at:

Arctostaphylos andersonii A. Gray

Santa Cruz manzanita, heartleaf manzanita

http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/spec...los+andersonii

Any other opinions?

Jordan


Thanks Jordan. That's a great webiste. Photos are similar but the leaves on mine are very shiny, a little different shape and the flowers on mine are white.

I found this one - looks just like this one from all the photos I can find. But since those are an endangered species only found near San Francisco, I doubt that this is it -- there is a quite a large patch of them in San Bernardino County right on the edge of a fairly busy road.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/taxp...n-in-san-fran/

Photo:
http://www.theblaze.com/wp-content/u...-manzanita.png

===

Here is a photo I took a couple of nights ago... The earlier photo was before the berries started appearing, about 6 weeks ago

http://imageshack.us/f/88/manz01.jpg/

Here is a branch of the same plant in July.
http://imageshack.us/f/51/gedc0733.jpg

The photo at theblaze.com shows 2 marks on the berries and mine all have one. Hopefully that's enough to make it a common variety and keep it off of the endangered list!!


 




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