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Arctostaphylos pungens
Ecricaceae

Height: Up to 6'

Leaves: 1" long and green. They are ovate to lanceolate, pointed at the tip and base. The leaves are thick and leathery.

Flowers/Fruit: In bloom March to May. 1/4" and white to pink. They are bell shaped and cluster at the tip of the branches. The fruit is reddish-brown and 1/4" in diameter.

Form/Habitat: 4,000' to 8,000'. Found on hillsides of ponderosa pine communites.


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