Arctostaphylos





ARCTOSTAPHYLOS UVA-URSI.--Bearberry. Britain. A neat shrub of trailing

habit, and with flowers resembling those of the Arbutus, but much

smaller. The leaves are entire, dark green in colour, and about an

inch long, and obovate or oblong in shape. Fruit globular, of a bright

red, smooth and shining. This is a native shrub, being found in

Scotland, northern England and Ireland.



A. ALPINA.--Black Bearberry. Scotland. This is confined to the

northern Highlands of Scotland, is of smaller growth, with toothed

deciduous leaves, and small drooping flowers of two or three together.





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