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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi   FAMILY Ericaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi   FAMILY Ericaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bearberry, Kinnikinick


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image of Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Bearberry, Kinnikinick

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_uvuv_001_lvd

        

image of Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Bearberry, Kinnikinick

JK Marlow    jkm090923_009

September    Hancock County    ME

Fruit ... a red drupe, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Bearberry, Kinnikinick

JK Marlow    jkm090923_011

September    Hancock County    ME

Leaves scattered along the stem, glabrous, 1-3cm long, tapered to the base, per Field Guide to Acadia National Park by Russell D. Butcher.

image of Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Bearberry, Kinnikinick

JK Marlow    jkm090923_012

September    Hancock County    ME

Bearberry is an attractive little ground-covering evergreen, per Field Guide to Acadia National Park by Russell D. Butcher.

image of Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Bearberry, Kinnikinick

JK Marlow    jkm090924_062

September    Hancock County    ME

Acadia National Park: Wild Gardens of Acadia

image of Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Bearberry, Kinnikinick

JK Marlow    jkm090924_063

September    Hancock County    ME

Acadia National Park: Wild Gardens of Acadia

Dark green paddle-shaped leaves grow from stems with reddish bark, per Field Guide to Acadia National Park by Russell D. Butcher.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi   FAMILY Ericaceae

 

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Shrub; Subshrub
Perennial

Native: north of the Carolinas

Habitat: High elevation granitic outcrop (VA); Coastal Plain pitch pine woodlands and sandy barrens (DE and NJ); ridgeline and NW-facing shale outcrops (MD and WV), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White tinged pink
Bisexual
5 sepals
5-lobed urceolate corolla
(8-)10 included stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Drupe

 

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