Hairy Manzanita - Arctostaphylos columbiana
Broad, dense, and shrublike, or sometimes a tree less than 30 feet tall, this Heather (Ericaceae) family member is a western species, ranging from British Columbia to California. The common name is derived from the hairs that line the branches and the twigs, which are covered with bristles, tipped with glands. The evergreen leaves are also somewhat fuzzy and glandular and dull green. The white, bell-like flowers are borne in a panicle. The fruits are small and red when mature. This manzanita grows near the coast and also inland. It is found at Mount Rainier.