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(Science: botany) a name given to several species of Arctostaphylos, but mostly to a. Glauca and a. Pungens, shrubs of California, Oregon, etc, with reddish smooth bark, ovate or oval coriaceous evergreen leaves, and bearing clusters of red berries, which are said to be a favorite food of the grizzly bear.

Origin: sp, dim. Of munzana an apple.

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What plant are these from?

... shown in the photo, and the root-like areas are gnarled in appearance. This is my third forum attempting to identify them. So far, they're not manzanita or driftwood but holdfast seems to be a possibility. Any thoughts are appreciated! Thanks.

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by hilla
Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:37 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: What plant are these from?
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