Also called arbutus (in British Columbia);  madrona and Pacific madrona (in Washington and northern Oregon);  madrone (in southern Oregon and northern California);  dis-tā'-tsi and kou-wät'-chu (in Konkow language of northern California);  and madroñia and madroño (in California).

Native to the 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA Pacific coast, from British Columbia through California.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
Genus used as host by caterpillars of 27 species
of 🦋 butterflies and moths, in some areas.

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