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Alpine Bearberry (Arctous alpina (L.) Nied.)

Also classified as Arctostaphylos alpina, Arctous alpinus.

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Range - Expand

Native or Not Present

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.


This plant has a large range in the arctic; we have not yet built the part of its range map in Canada yet, so the small range map, while accurate for the continental U.S., is misleading.

Arctostaphylos alpina (alpine bearberry) | USDA PLANTS Database (About This Site)

Arctous alpinus | Biota of North America Project (BONAP) (About This Site)

Arctous alpina | Flora of North America (About This Site)