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Phyllodoce glanduliflora
yellow mountain-heath

Distribution: Occurring in mountainous areas across Washington; Alaska south to Oregon, east to Wyoming.

Habitat: Rocky sites in high coniferous forests to alpine meadows and seeps.

Flowers: July-September

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Matted, evergreen shrubs 1-4 dm. tall, forming large mats, the young stems glandular-pubescent.


Leaves linear, alternate, closely crowded, persistent, 6-12 mm. long and 1-1.5 mm. broad, finely glandular-puberulent, revolute, leaving a peg-like leaf scar.


Flowers single in the leaf axils, clustered at the stem tips; calyx lobes 5, nearly distinct, narrowly lanceolate, acute; corolla united, narrowly urn-shaped, dirty yellowish to greenish-white, 5-7 mm. long, the 5 lobes short, ovate-lanceolate, spreading; stamens 10, included, the anthers without awns, opening by apical slits; ovary superior, glandular.


Capsule opening from the apex.

Accepted Name:
Phyllodoce glanduliflora (Hook.) Coville
Publication: Mazama. 1: 196. 1897. 1897.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Menziesia glanduliflora Hook.
Phyllodoce aleutica (Spreng.) A. Heller ssp. glanduliflora (Hook.) Hultén
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Phyllodoce glanduliflora in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Phyllodoce glanduliflora checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Phyllodoce glanduliflora atlas page.

CalPhotos: Phyllodoce glanduliflora photos.

USDA Plants: Phyllodoce glanduliflora information.

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