Puneet Varma

Arctostaphylos wellsii

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Ericaceae
Rank  Species
Order  Ericales
Genus  Arctostaphylos
Similar  Arctostaphylos mendocinoensis, Arctostaphylos nissenana, Arctostaphylos mewukka, Arctostaphylos hispidula, Arctostaphylos ohloneana

Arctostaphylos wellsii (common name Well's manzanita or Pismo manzanita) is a plant that grows at elevations between 90 and 1200 ft in San Luis Obispo county in California. The plant is an evergreen shrub native to chaparral and coniferous forests. Arctostaphylos wellsii is extremely rare and considered seriously endangered.

Arctostaphylos wellsii can grow to six feet high and form very dense stands. The plant can stand high temperatures and drought but is sensitive to freezing weather. Arctostaphylos wellsii has smooth red stems gray foliage and white flowers.

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Arctostaphylos wellsii Wikipedia


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