Greenleaf Manzanita
  Arctostaphylos  patula
Ericaceae (Heath Family)

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Southwest of Scipio
manzanita_sw of Scipio

Photo Details  ŠNicky Davis
1. flowers, stems and leaves,
2. plant - April 22, 2005 - By Wildcat Campground on road to Kolob Reservoir, Washington County, Utah
3.  May 10, 2012 - 10 miles south, then east of Scipio, Millard County, Utah

Flower: 1/4 to 1/2 inch  long, the urn-shaped corollas are white to pink  Leaves: spoon shaped  Bark: light brown bark. Fruit: round, 1/3 inch in diameter, smooth,  brown, with a mealy pulp around hard seeds.
The fruit of greenleaf manzanita is used by bear, deer, other small mammals, and many birds. Infusions of the leaves and bark were used by some native Americans to treat cuts and burns. Butterflies use the blooms as a nectar source.

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