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Manzanita

Manzanita
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Arctostaphylos
Species

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See Manzanita (album) for the Mia Doi Todd album.

The Manzanitas are a subgenus of the genus Arctostaphylos. They are evergreen shrubs or small trees present in the chaparral biome of western North America, where they occur from southern British Columbia in Canada, Washington to California and New Mexico in the United States, and throughout much of northern and central Mexico. They are characterised by smooth, orange or red bark and stiff, twisting branches. There are about 60 species of manzanita, ranging from ground-hugging coastal and mountain species to small trees up to 6m tall. Manzanitas bloom in the spring and carry berries in summer. The berries and flowers of some species are edible. Manzanita is the title of an album by Mia Doi Todd, released 2005-02-08 on the Plug Research label. ... Mia Doi Todd is a musician from Los Angeles, California. ... Species About 60, see text. ... A willow shrub A shrub or bush is a horticultural rather than strictly botanical category of woody plant, distinguished from a tree by its multiple stems and lower height, usually less than 6 m tall. ... The coniferous Coast Redwood, the tallest tree species on earth A tree can be defined as a large, perennial, woody plant. ... Chapparal can also mean a US Army surface to air missile system based on the Sidewinder air-to-air missile system. ... World map showing location of North America A satellite composite image of North America North America is the third largest continent in area and in population after Eurasia and Africa. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Splendour without diminishment) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Area 944,735 km² (5th)  - Land 925,186 km²  - Water 19,549 km² (2. ... State nickname: The Evergreen State Other U.S. States Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Governor Christine Gregoire Official languages None Area 184,824 km² (18th)  - Land 172,587 km²  - Water 12,237 km² (6. ... State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... State nickname: Land of Enchantment Other U.S. States Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Governor Bill Richardson Official languages English and Spanish Area 315,194 km² (5th)  - Land 314,590 km²  - Water 607 km² (0. ...

Manzanita bark

See also Bearberry for other species in the same genus. Manzanita tree branches, smooth deep red bark by Ellen Levy Finch (Elf | Talk) January 2004, Henry Coe State Park File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Manzanita tree branches, smooth deep red bark by Ellen Levy Finch (Elf | Talk) January 2004, Henry Coe State Park File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Species Arctostaphylos alpina - Alpine Bearberry Arctostaphylos uva-ursi - Common Bearberry Bearberries are three species of dwarf shrubs in the genus Arctostaphylos. ...


The word manzanita is the Spanish diminutive of manzana (apple). A literal translation would be little apple. The name manzanita is also sometimes used to refer to species in the related genus Arbutus, more usually known as madroño. A diminutive ia a formation of a word used to convey a slight degree of the root meaning, smallness of the object named, intimacy, or endearment. ... Species See text Arbutus is a genus of trees in the family Ericaceae. ...


Uses

Manzanita (tree and larger shrub varieties) are sometimes used for ornamental plants, because of their high drought-tolerance and unusual bark and leaf colors. However, because most species grow slowly and in dense clusters, often a landscaper will simply remove all but a few attractive samples, which are then pruned of dead wood. An ornamental is a plant variety that is grown for its beauty (in its end use), rather than commercial or other value. ... Landscape gardening refers to the art of creating a sculptured look to large or small scale gardens. ...


Manzanita wood, when dry, is a very good fuel for wood burning in a campfire, barbecue, fireplace, and stove. It is dense and burns at a high temperature for long periods. However, caution should be exercised, because the high temperatures can damage thin walled barbecues, and even crack cast iron stoves or cause chimney fires. A campfire. ... A member of the Airpork Crew barbecue team prepares pork shoulder at the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. ... Nice fireplace with fire A fireplace is an appliance that is often built into a home that allows the relatively safe burning of flammables. ... A stove is a heat-producing device. ... Cast iron usually refers to grey cast iron, but can mean any of a group of iron_based alloys containing more than 2% carbon (alloys with less carbon are carbon steel by definition). ...


The wood is notoriously hard to cure, mostly due to cracking against the grain, giving it few uses as lumber. The slow growth rate and high number of branchings further decrease the sizes available. Some furniture and art utilizes whole round branches, which reduces cracking and preserves the deep red color. A tree trunk as found at the Veluwe, The Netherlands Wood is a organic material found as the primary content of the stems of woody plants, especially trees, but also shrubs. ... Lumber is the name used, generally in North America, for wood that has been cut into boards or other shapes for the purpose of woodworking or construction. ... Furniture is the collective term for the movable objects which support the human body (seating furniture and beds), provide storage, and hold objects on horizontal surfaces above the ground. ...


One unusual market for manzanita is as perches for parrots and other large birds, kept as pets. The branches of the larger species are extremely long lasting in this regard. Genera A parrot is any of the many birds belonging to the family Psittacidae. ...


The dead wood decays slowly and can last for many years, on and off of the plant. It bleaches under sunlight to light grey or white tones and smooth surfaces, often times looking like animal bones. Because of this and the stunted slow growth of many species, it is often found in unusual shapes, and collected. This earned it the nickname mountain driftwood. In chemistry, to bleach something generally means to whiten it or oxidize it. ... This article is about the musical instrument. ...


External link

  • ITIS 23467 ITIS species list (http://www.itis.usda.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=23467)

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Manzanita - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (425 words)
The Manzanitas are a subgenus of the genus Arctostaphylos.
Manzanita (tree and larger shrub varieties) are sometimes used for ornamental plants, because of their high drought-tolerance and unusual bark and leaf colors.
Manzanita wood, when dry, is a very good fuel for wood burning in a campfire, barbecue, fireplace, and stove.
Manzanita, Nehalem, Wheeler - Guide to the Northern Oregon Coast (325 words)
Manzanita is not quite two hours west of Portland via Highway 26, 13 miles south of Cannon Beach and 25 miles north of Tillamook on Highway 101.
Manzanita is positioned 45.71 degrees north of the equator and 123.93 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Manzanita is sandwiched between two beautiful state parks - Oswald West to the north and Nehalem Bay State Park on the south..
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