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Cassiope tetragona var. saximontana

Cassiope tetragona (L.) D. Don var. saximontana (Small) C.L. Hitchc.

White Arctic Mountain Heather

Ericaceae (Heath family)

Synonym(s): Cassiope tetragona ssp. saximontana


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 8 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


Canada: AB , BC , NT , YT
Native Habitat: Rocky slopes and alpine tundra.

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


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

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