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Endangered Plants


Endangered Plants

Arctostaphylos glandulosa ssp. crassifolia

Common Name: Del Mar Manzanita

Origin/Habitat: Coastal San Diego County, Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral.

Threats: Habitat loss due to human development.

Current Status: Endangered.

Description: Del Mar Manzanita is a federally endangered subspecies that grows along the coast from Encinitas, California south into Baja California in maritime chaparral. They are found on sandstone terraces within five to ten miles of the coast. Today they often survive on sandstone topography that is too rugged and steep for easy development. This manzanita is adapted to wildfires, regrowing from large basal burls.

Hazardia orcutii


Photos: Rachel Cobb