Regularity: Regularly occurring
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: N3 - Vulnerable
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G3 - Vulnerable
Reasons: Arctostaphylos canescens (which is comprised of two subspecies) is in middle to northern California (200-1500 meters) and southwestern Oregon, occurring on dry gravelly to rocky slopes and ridges in chaparral and forest.
Arctostaphylos canescens, common name hoary manzanita, is a species of manzanita.
The Arctostaphylos canescens is a shrub varying in shape from short and matted to spreading up to 2 meters (6.6 ft) in height. Smaller branches and twigs are hairy to woolly. The smooth-edged leaves are oval in shape and pointed at the tip, woolly to rough and waxy, and up to 5 centimeters long.
Names and Taxonomy
Comments: Comprised of two subspecies (Hickman 1993; Kartesz 1999).