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Arctostaphylos malloryi
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Mallory's Manzanita
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Arctostaphylos malloryi

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About Mallory's Manzanita (Arctostaphylos malloryi) Arctostaphylos malloryi is a species of manzanita known by the common name Mallory's manzanita. It is endemic to California. The plant is native to the Inner North Coast Ranges west and northwest of the Sacramento Valley. It is a resident of the chaparral plant community, often on volcanic soils. Arctostaphylos malloryi is a short erect shrub which may exceed one meter in height. Its branches are woolly, glandular, and bristly. The leaves may be woolly to waxy and nearly hairless. They are rounded to oval in shape and 2 to 3 centimeters long. The bristly inflorescence is a cluster of urn-shaped manzanita flowers which are hairy inside. The fruit is a drupe just under a centimeter wide which is hairy when new and becomes hairless as it ripens.
Plant Description
Plant Type

Max. Height
3.3 - 3.3 ft (1 - 1 m)


Flower Color
Pink, White

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
2178' - 4184'

Annual Precip. ?
21.3" - 85.8"

Summer Precip. ?
0.51" - 1.97"

Coldest Month ?
35.3° F - 48.2° F

Hottest Month ?
64.4° F - 71.3° F

Humidity ?
1.76 vpd - 22.01 vpd

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Hummingbird Gardens, Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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