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Object ID:            2013.090.005

Title:                     Manzanita (Eastwood)

'Iipay Aa Name:  kiimull

Habitat:                North America

Description:         Eastwood's manzanita is a common plant with smooth, stiff, twisting branches that are orange or red in color. It grows to about twenty feet (6 meters) tall and blooms in the winter to early spring and carries berries in spring and summer. The berries and the flowers of most species are edible. Manzanita is used for medical and culinary purposes. The plant is used to cure poison oak rash. As a food, the Kumeyaay, and other Native Americans, dried the berries and ground them up into a coarse meal. They also used the fresh berries and branch tips (which they soaked in water) to make a tasty cider. The scientific name for Eastwood's manzanita is Arctostaphylos glandulosa and the 'Iipay Aa word is kiimull. No notes were found on the original card from Elizabeth Windsong.

Dimensions:        H—12.7 W—20.32 cm

Kingdom:             Plantae (Plants)

Phylum:                Anthophyta (Flowering Plants)

Family:                  Ericaceae

Genus:                  Arctostaphylos

Species:                 glandulosa

Collector:              Windsong, Elizabeth

Identified by:        Windsong, Elizabeth

Preparator:           Cardenas, Nakaya