Ericaceae: Heath Family — Other
The Heath family is mostly chaparral shrubs with alternate evergreen leaves. Examples are Arctostaphylos (Manzanita), Vaccinium (Huckleberrry), as well as trees, such as Arbutus (Madrone). All these have pendulous, bell- or urn-shaped flowers. The family also includes Rhodododendron and Azalea, with showy, funnel-shaped flowers. Most prefer acidic soil.