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Common name: Bearberry (Kinnikinnick)

Scientific name: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

  Flower: " (5 mm) long
  Plant height: Creeper, flowering   branches 6-12" (15-30 cm) long

Blooming period: May-July

Habitat: Sandy or rocky places

Description: Trailing evergreen shrub with terminal clusters of white or pale pink egg-shaped or bell-shaped flowers with small lobed opening. The small, paddle-shaped evergreen leaves -1" (1.5-4 cm) long, smooth, leathery, green on both sides. Bark is "papery" and reddish. A good ground cover for sandy areas. Heath family. (May 22)

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