Ericaceae, Arctostaphylos spp., Manzanita
Related to madrone, arbutus and blueberries, there are 106 species of Manzanita.
Traditional uses of the plant include collecting the berries, drying, and grinding them up into a coarse meal. Fresh berries and branch tips were also soaked in water to make a refreshing cider. When the bark curls off, it can be used as a tea for nausea and upset stomach.