Arctostaphylos uva-ursi “Bearberry/Kinnikinnick” Ericaceae

Lolo National Forest, Bitterroot Mountains, MT
April 18, 2015
Robert Niese

Bearberry is a ubiquitous, vining Ericad here in the pinelands of the eastern PNW. The dried leaves of this plant are very popular in traditional Native American smoking mixtures. The dried leaves are also used in teas to treat mild urinary tract problems.

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