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5. Phyllodoce glanduliflora (Hooker) Coville, Mazama. 1: 196. 1897.

Yellow mountain heather Yellow mountain heather

Menziesia glanduliflora Hooker, Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 40, plate 132. 1834; Phyllodoce aleutica (Sprengel) A. Heller subsp. glanduliflora (Hooker) Hultén

Plants prostrate or ascending to erect, branched, 2-4 dm; young branches glandular, older branches glabrous. Leaves spreading, ± imbricate; blade linear, 4-12 × 1-2 mm, margins densely glandular-serrulate, surfaces glabrous or glandular. Inflorescences corymbiform, 1-16-flowered. Pedicels 10-35 mm, densely stipitate-glandular; bracteoles 2. Flowers often nodding; sepals ovate to lanceolate, 3-4 mm, margins not ciliate, densely glandular abaxially; corolla yellow or greenish yellow, urceolate, constricted at mouth, 5-8 mm, glandular, lobes reflexed, 1-2 mm; stamens 9-10, included; filaments 2.5-3 mm, hairy; anthers 1-1.5 mm; ovary ovoid, 2-2.5 mm (3.5 mm wide), glandular; style included, 3-4.5 mm. Capsules 5-valved, globose, 2.5-4 mm, densely glandular. 2n = 24.

Flowering Jul-Aug. Moist subalpine to alpine slopes; 900-3500 m; Alta., B.C., N.W.T., Yukon; Alaska, Mont., Oreg., Wash., Wyo.

Phyllodoce glanduliflora hybridizes with P. aleutica and with P. empetriformis.


 

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