[Manzanitas: The Genus Arctostaphylos West of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Bristly Manzanita, Hairy Manzanita

Arctostaphylos columbiana

Synonyms: Arctostaphylos columbiana ssp. columbiana, Arctostaphylos tracyi

Flowers of Bristly Manzanita, Hairy Manzanita: Arctostaphylos columbiana (Synonym: Arctostaphylos columbiana ssp. columbiana, Arctostaphylos tracyi)

First flowers for the year for hairy manzanita as seen on Bayocean Spit at the western edge of Tillamook Bay, northern Oregon coast.........February 8, 2016.

Bristly Manzanita, Hairy Manzanita: Arctostaphylos columbiana (Synonym: Arctostaphylos columbiana ssp. columbiana, Arctostaphylos tracyi)

The dorsal leaf surface of hairy manzanita as seen on Bayocean Spit at the western edge of Tillamook Bay, northern Oregon coast.........August 26, 2009. Note the reddish-brown bark of the older, lower stems.

Stem of Bristly Manzanita, Hairy Manzanita: Arctostaphylos columbiana (Synonym: Arctostaphylos columbiana ssp. columbiana, Arctostaphylos tracyi) - Hairy young twigs and leaves of Bristly Manzanita, Hairy Manzanita: Arctostaphylos columbiana (Synonym: Arctostaphylos columbiana ssp. columbiana, Arctostaphylos tracyi)

Close-ups of the colorful bark and stems with distinct long, spreading hairs of hairy manzanita as seen on Bayocean Spit at the western edge of Tillamook Bay, northern Oregon coast.........June 13, 2010.

Bristly Manzanita, Hairy Manzanita: Arctostaphylos columbiana (Synonym: Arctostaphylos columbiana ssp. columbiana, Arctostaphylos tracyi)

Hairy manzanita beginning to bloom at Bayocean Spit at the western edge of Tillamook Bay, northern Oregon coast........April 16, 2017.


Dorsal leaf surface of Bristly Manzanita, Hairy Manzanita: Arctostaphylos columbiana (Synonym: Arctostaphylos columbiana ssp. columbiana, Arctostaphylos tracyi)

The dorsal leaf surface of hairy manzanita as seen on Bayocean Spit at the western edge of Tillamook Bay, northern Oregon coast.........August 26, 2009. Note the densely hairy leaf petiole and stem.

Bristly Manzanita, Hairy Manzanita: Arctostaphylos columbiana (Synonym: Arctostaphylos columbiana ssp. columbiana, Arctostaphylos tracyi) - Bristly Manzanita, Hairy Manzanita: Arctostaphylos columbiana (Synonym: Arctostaphylos columbiana ssp. columbiana, Arctostaphylos tracyi) - Bristly Manzanita, Hairy Manzanita: Arctostaphylos columbiana (Synonym: Arctostaphylos columbiana ssp. columbiana, Arctostaphylos tracyi)

First flowers for the year for hairy manzanita as seen on Bayocean Spit at the western edge of Tillamook Bay, northern Oregon coast.........March 10, 2019. Note the bumblebee pollinator.

Leaves and developing berries of Bristly Manzanita, Hairy Manzanita: Arctostaphylos columbiana (Synonym: Arctostaphylos columbiana ssp. columbiana, Arctostaphylos tracyi) - Bristly Manzanita, Hairy Manzanita: Arctostaphylos columbiana (Synonym: Arctostaphylos columbiana ssp. columbiana, Arctostaphylos tracyi)

Leaves and developing berries (left) of hairy manzanita as seen on Bayocean Spit at the western edge of Tillamook Bay, northern Oregon coast.........August 26, 2009. The photo at right shows a close-up of the leaves and stems with developing flower buds of hairy manzanita from the same location............January 8, 2015. Note the long, spreading hairs on the stems.

Paul Slichter