[Bear Berries, Kinnickinnicks and Manzanitas: The Genus Arctostaphylos in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Pinemat Manzanita, Snowmat Manzanita

Arctostaphylos nevadensis

Synonyms: Arctostaphylos nevadensis ssp. nevadensis, Arctostaphylos pungens ssp. nevadensis

Pinemat Manzanita, Snowmat Manzanita: Arctostaphylos nevadensis (Synonyms: Arctostaphylos nevadensis ssp. nevadensis, Arctostaphylos pungens ssp. nevadensis)

The photo above shows a branch of pinemat manzanita and the leaves and flower clusters that it bears as seen on Crofton Butte on the southern slopes of Mt. Adams...................May 28, 2005. Note the attractive orangish-brown bark of this species.

Pinemat Manzanita, Snowmat Manzanita: Arctostaphylos nevadensis (Synonyms: Arctostaphylos nevadensis ssp. nevadensis, Arctostaphylos pungens ssp. nevadensis) - Leaf of Pinemat Manzanita, Snowmat Manzanita: Arctostaphylos nevadensis (Synonyms: Arctostaphylos nevadensis ssp. nevadensis, Arctostaphylos pungens ssp. nevadensis) - Pinemat Manzanita, Snowmat Manzanita: Arctostaphylos nevadensis (Synonyms: Arctostaphylos nevadensis ssp. nevadensis, Arctostaphylos pungens ssp. nevadensis)

Pinemat manzanita as seen at the rock quarry at the end of Rd K6900 at about 4100' on the southeastern slopes of Mt. Adams...............May 23, 2005. Note the leaf tips which often end in an abrupt, small, slender point.

Pinemat Manzanita, Snowmat Manzanita: Arctostaphylos nevadensis (Synonyms: Arctostaphylos nevadensis ssp. nevadensis, Arctostaphylos pungens ssp. nevadensis)

Maturing fruits of pinemat manzanita as observed along the Red Lake Trail #719 under powerlines about one-half mile above the trailhead, Olallie Lake Scenic Area, Mt. Hood National Forest....... September 13, 2019.

Pinemat Manzanita, Snowmat Manzanita: Arctostaphylos nevadensis (Synonyms: Arctostaphylos nevadensis ssp. nevadensis, Arctostaphylos pungens ssp. nevadensis) - Pinemat Manzanita, Snowmat Manzanita: Arctostaphylos nevadensis (Synonyms: Arctostaphylos nevadensis ssp. nevadensis, Arctostaphylos pungens ssp. nevadensis)

The photo at left shows a nice mat of pinemat manzanita as seen on a bald at the Helispot 122 above the junction of the Little Badger Creek and School Canyon Trails, Badger Creek Wilderness...........June 14, 2014. The photo at right shows pinemat manzanita atop Castle Rock, Willamette National Forest........June 24, 2018.

Paul Slichter