Pointleaf manzanita blooms in late winter to early spring with small bell shaped flowers that turn into small red berries after pollination. This shrub gets its name from the Spanish word “manzanita,” which means “little apple.” Manzanita will keep its berries year-round providing ample food for wildlife. Our canine omnivores (coyotes & grey foxes) especially like to feast on these berries and you can often see it in their scat along the trails. Manzanita benefits from this, as the seeds inside the berries can only grow after they pass through the digestive system of an animal.

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