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Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Plant of the Day: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi kinnikinnick

Red bearberry gets its common name from its species epithet (uva-ursi), which means bear-berry. This low-creeping, shrub of northern climes is also called kinnikinnick, an Algonquian word for "smoking mixture." The dry berries are slow to rot and thus provide excellent emer ...

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