Arctostaphylos pajaroensis J.E. Adams
Common name: Pajaro manzanita.
Flowering time: December-February.
Fruiting time: Spring.
Habitat: Found in maritime chaparral or around the edges of Coast Live Oak woodland.
Range: Endemic to Santa Cruz and Monterey counties in the Monterey Bay region of central California.
Ecology: Pajaro manzanita prefers shallow, sandy soils. Its seeds are triggered to germinate after a fire.
Ethnobotanical information: Manzanita berries are edible. The bark and leaves of many species of manzanita were used for a variety of medicinal purposes.
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