[Manzanita: The Genus Arctostaphylos in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

Bristly Manzanita, Columbia Manzanita, Hairy Manzanita, Manzanita

Arctostaphylos columbiana

Synonyms: Arctostaphylos columbiana ssp. columbiana, Arctostaphylos columbiana var. tracyi, Arctostaphylos tomentosa, Arctostaphylos tracyi

Inflorescence of Bristly Manzanita, Columbia Manzanita, Hairy Manzanita: Arctostaphylos columbiana (Synonyms: Arctostaphylos columbiana ssp. columbiana, Arctostaphylos columbiana var. tracyi, Arctostaphylos tomentosa, Arctostaphylos tracyi)

The photo above shows a close-up of the inflorescence of hairy manzanita as seen at the Memaloose Rest Area (east bound) on Interstate 84, east of Mosier, OR..............March 28, 2007.

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In the Columbia River Gorge, hairy manzanita may be found between the elevations of 100'-3000' from east of Multnomah Falls eastward to near Bingen, WA, although some plants may be found (often intentially planted) as far east as Memaloose.


Bristly Manzanita, Columbia Manzanita, Hairy Manzanita: Arctostaphylos columbiana (Synonyms: Arctostaphylos columbiana ssp. columbiana, Arctostaphylos columbiana var. tracyi, Arctostaphylos tomentosa, Arctostaphylos tracyi) - Bristly Manzanita, Columbia Manzanita, Hairy Manzanita: Arctostaphylos columbiana (Synonyms: Arctostaphylos columbiana ssp. columbiana, Arctostaphylos columbiana var. tracyi, Arctostaphylos tomentosa, Arctostaphylos tracyi)

Bristly Manzanita, Columbia Manzanita, Hairy Manzanita: Arctostaphylos columbiana (Synonyms: Arctostaphylos columbiana ssp. columbiana, Arctostaphylos columbiana var. tracyi, Arctostaphylos tomentosa, Arctostaphylos tracyi) - Bristly Manzanita, Columbia Manzanita, Hairy Manzanita: Arctostaphylos columbiana (Synonyms: Arctostaphylos columbiana ssp. columbiana, Arctostaphylos columbiana var. tracyi, Arctostaphylos tomentosa, Arctostaphylos tracyi)

Hairy manzanita as seen amongst landscape shrubbery at the east side of the Memaloose Rest Area (east bound) on Interstate 84, east of Mosier, OR..........March 2, 2016.


Leaf of Bristly Manzanita, Columbia Manzanita, Hairy Manzanita: Arctostaphylos columbiana (Synonyms: Arctostaphylos columbiana ssp. columbiana, Arctostaphylos columbiana var. tracyi, Arctostaphylos tomentosa, Arctostaphylos tracyi)

The photo above shows the underside of a leaf of hairy manzanita as seen at the Memaloose Rest Area (east bound) on Interstate 84, east of Mosier, OR..........March 28, 2007.

Bristly Manzanita, Columbia Manzanita, Hairy Manzanita: Arctostaphylos columbiana (Synonyms: Arctostaphylos columbiana ssp. columbiana, Arctostaphylos columbiana var. tracyi, Arctostaphylos tomentosa, Arctostaphylos tracyi) - Inflorescence of Bristly Manzanita, Columbia Manzanita, Hairy Manzanita: Arctostaphylos columbiana (Synonyms: Arctostaphylos columbiana ssp. columbiana, Arctostaphylos columbiana var. tracyi, Arctostaphylos tomentosa, Arctostaphylos tracyi)

The photo above shows the terminal cluster of "lantern"-like flowers as well as several leaves of hairy manzanita as seen at the Memaloose Rest Area (east bound) on Interstate 84, east of Mosier, OR........March 28, 2007. The photo at left shows the terminal cluster of "lantern"-like flowers of hairy manzanita as seen at the Memaloose Rest Area (east bound) on Interstate 84, east of Mosier, OR.........February 10, 2018.

Paul Slichter