Publication: N. Amer. Fl. 22: 97. 1905.
selected vouchers: WTU
Notes: FNA8: "Elmera racemosa is found at and above timberline in the Cascades of southwestern British Columbia, in the Okanogan and Cascade ranges, on the Olympic Peninsula, Mount Rainier, and Mount Adams in Washington, and in the Oregon Cascades south to northern Klamath County and adjacent Douglas County. It is occasionally cultivated."
Hitchcock recognized two varieties based on the nature of the glandular pubescence in the inflorescence, petioles, and lower stems. Close examination of specimens assigned to these varieties shows the primary difference to be one of length and density of pubescence. Glandular pubescence in var. racemosa is longer and tends to often be broader at the base.