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Shrub Species of the World's Boreal Forests

World Boreal Trees

GLOSSARIES
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Phyllodoce empetriformis
Pink Mountain Heather
Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Pink Mountain Heather A small, matted plant growing to a height of 10 - 40 cm.

Description

Distinguishing Features - Flowers: deep pink, bell-shaped; corolla about 6 mm long, five-lobed, tightly curled back; ten stamens, shorter than corolla. Leaves: short, needle-like, 9 - 15 mm long, with deep furrow on underside. Fruit: five-chambered capsule that splits open along the walls between chambers; flowering: June to August.

Habitat

Native to Alaska, south through British Columbia to northern California, Idaho, and Colorado; in open rocky slopes or in mountain forests.

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