kinnikinick Ericaceae Arctostaphylos
uva-ursi (L.) Spreng.
|Leaf: Alternate, simple, persistent, 1/2 to 1 inch long, leathery, and obovate to elliptical, entire margins, green and smooth on both surfaces.
Flower: Perfect, urn-shaped, pink to white and borne in small terminal clusters.
Fruit: Small (1/4 inch diameter), round, smooth, red, berry-like drupe that resembles a tiny apple.
Twig: Slender and trailing, frequently root at the nodes, upright stems usually less than 1 foot tall.
Bark: Mostly smooth and dark reddish brown, exfoliating on older stems.
Form: A prostrate, mat-forming evergreen shrub.
Looks like: small cranberry
- whiteleaf manzanita
| Additional Range Information:
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting kinnikinick.
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson