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2. Phyllodoce breweri (A. Gray) A. Heller, Muhlenbergia. 1: 1. 1900.

Brewer’s mountain heather Brewer’s mountain heather

Bryanthus breweri A. Gray, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 7: 367. 1868

Plants decumbent, branched, 1-4 dm; young branches densely glandular. Leaves spreading, not imbricate; blade linear, 5-20 × 1-2 mm, margins entire or finely serrulate, glabrous. Inflorescences spikelike, 8-30-flowered. Pedicels 10-15 mm, glandular; bracteoles 2. Flowers nodding; sepals narrowly ovate to lanceolate, 3-4.5 mm, margins ciliate distally, glabrous abaxially; corolla white, pink, or purplish, campanulate, not constricted at mouth, 7-9 mm, not glandular, lobes recurved, 3-4 mm; stamens 9-10, exserted; filaments 5-8 mm, ciliate proximally; anthers purple, 1.5-2.5 mm; ovary globose, 1-2 mm, densely glandular; style exserted, 6-8 mm. Capsules 5-valved, globose, 3-3.5 mm, glandular-hairy.

Flowering Jun-Aug. Subalpine meadows and rocky slopes; 1200-3500 m; Calif., Nev.

Phyllodoce breweri is known from California and Nevada, where it occurs in the high Cascade range, the high Sierra Nevada, and the San Bernadino Mountains.


 

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