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Menziesia ferruginea (Rusty menziesia)
Glase, Terry

Menziesia ferruginea

Menziesia ferruginea Sm.

Rusty Menziesia, Fool's Huckleberry

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Synonym(s): Menziesia ferruginea ssp. glabella, Menziesia ferruginea var. glabella, Menziesia glabella


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

Menziesia ferruginea is a member of the heath family (family Ericaceae) which is widespread, especially on acid soils, with about 1500 species, mostly shrubs, sometimes trees; 15 native tree and many native shrub species in North America.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Orange , Yellow


USA: AK , CA , ID , MT , OR , WA , WY
Canada: BC

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Menziesia ferruginea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Menziesia ferruginea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Menziesia ferruginea


Record Modified: 2014-07-19
Research By: TWC Staff

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