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Phyllodoce breweri (Purple mountainheath)
Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn

Phyllodoce breweri

Phyllodoce breweri (A. Gray) A. Heller

Purple Mountainheath, Purple Mountain Heath, Purple Mountain Heather, Brewer's Mountain Heath, Brewer's Mountain Heather

Ericaceae (Heath Family)


USDA Symbol: PHBR4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Brewer's Mountain Heather (Phyllodoce breweri), from the California mountains, has flowers with stamens longer than the corolla.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Stems decumbent, up to about 16 inches long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: White, pink or purplish.



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National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC FAC
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.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) 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 Phyllodoce breweri in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Phyllodoce breweri in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Phyllodoce breweri


Record Modified: 2022-12-05
Research By: TWC Staff

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