Today, we’re talking about the only plant to currently have “rainbow” in its scientific designation: The Arctostaphylos rainbowensis, or Rainbow Manzanita. This dicot shrub is native and endemic to California (4,5), existing exclusively in the far southern portion of the state, specifically between northern San Diego to southern Riverside counties.
As often occurs, dear friends, a few days ago at around 2 o'clock, my energy was sapped and I needed some caffeine and food. Drinking high-caff coffee, sans food never ends well. I've tried it. Undergrad studying makes you forget to eat, sometimes. Also craft/art projects. Not recommended. Timers and alarms are your friend. But, I digress.
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