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Cassiope mertensiana var. mertensiana

Cassiope mertensiana (Bong.) G. Don var. mertensiana

Western Moss Heather, Western Moss-heather, White Mountain Heather

Ericaceae (Heath family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: CAMEM

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Dense mats, up to about 6 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul

Distribution

USA: AK , CA , ID , OR , WA
Canada: AB , BC , YT
Native Habitat: Montane meadows.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Cassiope mertensiana var. mertensiana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cassiope mertensiana var. mertensiana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cassiope mertensiana var. mertensiana

Metadata

Record Modified: 0000-00-00
Research By: CBR

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