Manzanita species, native only to San Francisco area — from feared extinction to treasured revival

KQEDondemand | January 19, 2011 | With their reddish bark and bell-shaped flowers, manzanitas are California’s iconic plants, adapted to the state’s many ecosystems. One of the two manzanitas that grew exclusively in San Francisco’s foggy climate, the Franciscana, was thought to have gone extinct in the wild until it was rediscovered in 2009. QUEST explores how the San Francisco Botanical Garden is toiling to give one of the city’s rarest native plants a second chance.
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