Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng. image
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Family Ericaceae
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng.
bearberry, kinnickinnick
Arctostaphylos: from two Greek words arktos, "bear," and staphule, "a bunch of grapes," referring to the common name of the first-known species, and also perhaps alluding to bears feeding on the grape-like fruits
uva-ursi: old generic name meaning "bear's grape," ursi for "bear"
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Status: Native
Plant: trailing/matting, perennial, 2"-6" tall shrub in mats to 40" wide
Flower: whitish to pink, 5-parted, up to 1/4" long, urn-shaped; inflorescence an umbel-like cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers at the ends of the stem; blooms May-June
Fruit:bright red, dryish berry with 5 crescent-shaped nutlets
Leaf:alternate, entire, evergreen, leathery, flat and spoon-shaped, tapering to base, 1/3"-1 1/8" long
Habitat: moist; bogs; in rocky, sandy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Arctostaphylos adenotricha (Fernald & J.F.Macbr.) A.Löve, D.Löve
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng. subsp. adenotricha (Fernald & J.F.Macbr.) Calder & Roy L.Taylor
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng. subsp. coactilis (Fernald & J.F.Macbr.) A.Löve, D.Löve & Kapoor
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng. subsp. longipilosa Packer & Denford
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng. subsp. monoensis Roof
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng. subsp. stipitata Packer & Denford
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng. subsp. uva-ursi
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng. subsp. uva-ursi var. coactilis Fernald & J.F.Macbr.
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng. var. adenotricha Fernald & J.F.Macbr.
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng. var. coactilis Fernald & J.F.Macbr.
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng. var. leobreweri Roof
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng. var. marinensis Roof
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng. var. pacifica Hultén
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng. var. stipitata (Packer & Denford) Dorn
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng. var. suborbiculata W.Knight
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng. var. uva-ursi
Uva-Ursi uva-ursi (L.) Britton

         
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