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Kinnikinnick - Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Stoloniferous, mat-forming, woody subshrub. Stems: main stems prostrate, trailing; secondary branching ascending-erect, to 15 cm, occasionally taller. Leaf blades shiny, dark green above, ca. 2 cm long, widest well above their midlength. Inflorescence of ca. 5 flowers. Corolla ca. 5 mm long. Drupe bright red, shiny, glabrous, ca. 8 mm broad (Stickney in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Circumboreal south to CA, AZ, NM, SD, IA, IL and VA (Stickney in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 1721

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Habitat
Dryer coniferous forests, exposed slopes, fellfields, turf; plains, valleys to alpine (Stickney in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
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    • Crane, M. F. 1991. Arctostaphylus uva-ursi. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer).
    • Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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