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Mountain Heather

 
Mountain Heather

Page Type: Album

Object Title: Mountain Heather

Image Type(s): Flora

 

Page By: mrh

Created/Edited: Mar 6, 2007 / Mar 6, 2007

Object ID: 275850

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Mountain Heather

The term mountain heather loosely describes a group of low growing plants typically of the family Ericaceae. Collectively, such groups are labeled as heather, moss-heather, moss-bush, Cassiope, bell flowers, heath and probably others. They are among the most representative of high mountain habitats and generally form low trailing sub-shrubs or mats as an adaptation to the harsh environments of the upper elevations. In addition to the low habit, other characteristics that allow these plants to exist under harsh conditions often include glandular hairs on the herbage; evergreen leaves that are generally scale-like, short and stiff or leathery and bell shaped flowers. Species to include in this album are members of the genera Cassiope, Harrimanella, Phyllodoce and possibly others.

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Images


Heather in Bloom

Heather in Bloom

white mountain heather

white mountain heather

Hybrid Mountain Heather (Phyllodoce intermedia)

Hybrid Mountain Heather (Phyllodoce intermedia)

Heather at Hungry Packer Lake

Heather at Hungry Packer Lake

Heather blooming in the...

Heather blooming in the...

Heather

Heather

Mertens Mountain Heather (Cassiope mertensiana)

Mertens Mountain Heather (Cassiope mertensiana)

Pink Mountain Heather (Phyllodoce empetriformis)

Pink Mountain Heather (Phyllodoce empetriformis)

When you have gone as far up...

When you have gone as far up...

Red Mountain Heather

Red Mountain Heather

Pink Mountain Heather (Phyllodoce empetriformis)

Pink Mountain Heather (Phyllodoce empetriformis)

Yellow Mountain Heather (Phyllodoce glanduliflora)

Yellow Mountain Heather (Phyllodoce glanduliflora)

Heather Mix

Heather Mix

Heather at Sky Blue Lake

Heather at Sky Blue Lake

pink mountain-heather

pink mountain-heather


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