Greenleaf Manzanita:  Ericaceae (Heath Family)  Arctostaphylos  patula
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Southwest of Scipio
manzanita_sw of Scipio

Photo Details  ©Nicky 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 a wide array of 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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