Pointleaf manzanita: Arctostaphylos pungens

Overview of Arctostaphylos pungens, pointleaf manzanita, photographed on the Black Water Hole hike in the Peloncillo Mountains in the bootheel of NM. This species has many ethnobotanical uses.
Overview of <em>Arctostaphylos pungens</em>, pointleaf manzanita.
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Overview of the distinctive red bark of <em>Arctostaphylos pungens</em>, pointleaf manzanita.
Overview of the distinctive red bark of Arctostaphylos pungens, pointleaf manzanita, photographed on the Black Water Hole hike in the Peloncillo Mountains in the bootheel of NM.
Closer view of the distinctive red bark of Arctostaphylos pungens, pointleaf manzanita, photographed on the Black Water Hole hike in the Peloncillo Mountains in the bootheel of NM. Note the peeling areas of the bark.
Closer view of the distinctive red bark of <em>Arctostaphylos pungens</em>.
Close-up view of the leaves of <em>Arctostaphylos pungens</em>, pointleaf manzanita.
Close-up view of the leaves of Arctostaphylos pungens, pointleaf manzanita, photographed on the Black Water Hole hike in the Peloncillo Mountains in the bootheel of NM. This evergreen shrub provides nice green and red counterpoint to the browns and grays of winter.

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