The Mission Manzanita (Xylococcus bicolor) is a hardy shrub found only in a very limited range in southern California and northern Baja California chaparral habitats. It can be seen in some areas of western Riverside County, Los Angeles County and frequently in San Diego County. This shrub has a burl and re-sprouts well after a wildfire.
To see more photos of the Mission Manzanita, visit the San Diego Natural History Museum’s San Diego County Plant Atlas.
PHOTO CREDIT: Botany Department, SDNHM