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Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Kinnikinnick

Heath Family

Kinnikinnick is a mat-forming evergreen shrub which produces pink flowers that later turn into red berries.

Habitat: widespread & common at low to alpine elevations on sandy well-drained sites, dry rocky slopes, & dry forest clearings. Trailing evergreen shrub <5 inches tall

Fruits: bright red berries

Bark: Brownish-red bark on long flexible rooting branches.

Flowers: small, urn-like, pinkish-white drooping in few-flowered clusters fruits: bright red berries

Leaves: alternate, oval to spoon shaped, smooth edged, leathery, dark-green & somewhat shiny above, paler below, hairless